cooking with lavender


  • 400g Summer Fruit mix (frozen is fine)
  • Crumble Ingredients
    • 100g plain flour
    • 50g butter
    • 50g demerara sugar
    • 50g chopped hazelnuts
  • Syrup Ingredients
    • 1 teaspoon culinary lavender grains
    • 85g caster sugar
    • 2 thin strips of lemon rind
    • 100ml water
    • 2-4 drops lavender essence
  1. Firstly make the lavender syrup by placing all the syrup ingredients, except the lavender essence, in a pan and stir until the sugar is dissolve.
  2. Boil for 5mins, remove from heat to cool. Add the lavender essence.
  3. Place the summer fruits in a 3 pint ovenproof dish, remove the lemon rind from the syrup and pour over the fruit.
  4. Make the crumble by placing the flour in a bowl, add the butter in small pieces.
  5. Mix with your fingertips until you get a crumble. Stir in the sugar and nuts.
  6. Sprinkle over the fruit and bake at 180°C/gas mark 4 for about 30mins.
  7. Serve with lavender ice cream or cream.