The roses are blooming. The lilacs have budded. The sun shines above the Puget Sound and the air is warm but crisp. The summer weather has finally arrived and I can feel the vibrant energy swirling into the air.
Inspired by nature, I decided to make some sweet treats with lilac flowers this week. The simplest recipe being lilac sugar, which is a nice way to sweeten and flavor green tea.
Last year I posted on "How to Make Rose Sugar" and these recipes are simple. I use a 1:1 flower and sugar ratio, and then blend them together in a coffee grinder. It's that simple. The hardest part is waiting for the blossoms to dry. It is important to wash the petals and it can take a while for the blossoms to dry.
Lilacs are like perfume. Everything looks and smells so beautiful, it's hard not to stop and smell the flowers. Enjoy the beauty of these culinary treats and stay tuned for this week's post on Vegan Lilac Cream Cheese Scones.
How to Make Lilac Sugar
Prep TIme: 5 minutes
Serves: 1/4 cup
1/4 cup cane sugar
1/4 cup fresh lilac petals, washed and dried
Place the rose sugar and petals in a coffee grinder, or a smaller food processor. Blend until smooth and the petals are mixed into the sugar. It is important that the petals are dry to avoid sticky sugar clumps.
Love Lilacs? Check out these other lilac recipes.
3 Simple Lilac Recipes: How to Make Lilac Syrup, Lilac Lemonade and Herbal Lemon Ginger Lilac Tea
Vegan Lemon Blackberry Lilac Crepe Cake
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com