A lot has happened since I made this post back in 2013 (and the original post is still here, if you just scroll down!), so I figured it was time for an update! Most of all because of the lack of instructions ;-), but I also love looking back on old posts to see the progress in my work. I took the opportunity to make a video for it too, I LOVE making videos but they are an insane amount of work!
I made a lilac infused vodka too, which is infusing as we speak, but my prediction is I won’t be making it again. The scenes did look really pretty though so I decided to include them in the video but without the recipe. I’ll stick to making lilac sugar and syrup!
Make sure to use lilacs that are free from pesticides, pick them from your garden or from an area without heavy traffic if possible. Give the flowers a shake to remove any insects or debris.
- 3/4 cup lilac blossoms
- 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- Pluck off each lilac blossom, removing any stems and green bits. Make sure they are completely dry before combining them with the sugar. Layer sugar and lilac blossoms in a clean and dry jar.
- Store the jar in a cool, dry place for 3-5 days or until the sugar is infused, giving it a good shake every day.
- When the sugar is ready, the blossoms will have turned brown. You can remove them by sifting the sugar if you wish to. If the sugar is clumpy, blend it in a food processor.
Original post from 2013:
I can’t even begin to explain just how much I love these flowers. They make me all giddy! They smell incredible, and the fact that they are edible make them even better.
Making lilac sugar is super simple – all you need is lilac petals, sugar and a jar. That’s it! A perfect way to preserve the smell of summer for months to come. It’s also a perfect gift!
Clean, dry lilac petals (preferably purple as they are very fragrant)
Layer flowers and sugar in a jar. Let stand dark and cool for a few days, shake every now and then. Now your sugar is ready to use. Perfect for baking or in a cup of tea.
Mercedes Jiménez Sánchez says
Love, love your photos!! they are awesome!! great job!!
Thank you so much! Makes me happy to hear that 🙂
Mela e Cannella says
Omg so sweet and romantic <3 i'm in love!!!!
Thank you sweet Marcello! <3
Momentos Editados says
😉 love your photos!!
Thank you! 🙂
christelle is flabbergasting says
Such great idea and lovely photos as always! You talented girl, miss Lomelino!
Why thank you Christelle! So are you!
åhhh vilka bilder !!!!!!! så otroligt vackert.
Tack snälla Pernilla! Kram
Ohhh! I'm a great fan about sugar, so this easy recipe makes me happier and would like to taste it!! It look so tasty and fresh (:
I'd like to share with you my blog (it's in spanish but i'm up posting some recipes! – I've also baked your lovely Chocolate Caramel Cheescake and it was amazing. Really love it and would like to bake it again!! http://reddishpolaroid.blogspot.com.es/2013/03/reddish-recetas-03-chocolate-caramel.html)
I'm a photography student based in Barcelona (Spain) and I love at all your sweety recipes and photography. You're a big food styling photographer for me 😉
I have to try this! It looks incredible and must smell heavenly!
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Idle Wife says
I had NO idea you could do this with lilacs! Are the flowers edible, too? Here all this time I've just been sticking them in a vase and calling it a day. I wonder how great lilac infused sugar would be in ice cream!
Beautiful. … I can imagine how incredibly wonderful this sugar will be. …
Beautiful Shots. … Love
Alexandra Skrebtsova says
Your pictures get better and better from post to post!!! Amazing! You are very talented!!!
Wiener Wohnsinn says
LOVELY Pictures ! And I love this idea ! <3
Gorgeous pictures, great idea!! Thanks for sharing!
Beautiful! Your photos are always amazing!
How do you make sure all of the creepy crawly bugs are out of them though? I love the lilac bush in my backyard but avoid picking them and bringing them in since they always seem so full of bugs!
Lary // Lary-Tales says
Amazing! So pretty pictures! ♥
I literally just picked some dark purple lilacs and now I know I'm going to make lilac sugar with some of the petals – thanks!! Your blog is SO beautiful – I would love to follow it by e-mail but don't see a place to do so – could you please add that feature, unless I am missing it somewhere? – thanks so much and keep on making stunning food!! Patricia
Emily Dickson says
these pictures are GORGEOUS! I've heard of vanilla and lavender sugar before but never lilac, it looks beautiful (:
from Emily x
Wow! Wonderful world of sugar!
El Cajón de las Especias says
The photographs are spectacular!
The colors are wonderful!
The lilac sugar recipe is fantastic!
We can not stop drooling you … CONGRATULATIONS!
Oh wow! I didn't know lilacs are edible. They grow in my backyard 🙂
By the way: congrats! Your new book has been featured at Elle Mat och Vin magazine. This time with a recipe! I have to make it this weekend. I'll let you know how it turns out.
dervla @ The Curator says
ooooh this would taste so so good in my earl grey!
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
Just stunning photography!
Marie Liljegren says
Hej hej Linda!
Har fnyst i alla år åt allt vad bloggar heter, men av en ren olyckshändelse halkade jag in på din och är fast! Inte nog med att dina bakverk är att dö för, dina bilder är så underbart talande och vackra och inspirerande att man blir smått grön av avund. Är själv fotograf och jag blir bara så grymt imponerad av det vackra du gör, både genom linsen och utanför den! Man vill ju bara rama in varje bild och spika upp dem på väggen!
anna katarzyna says
I wonder how would the sugar age? Like, do the petals dry nicely?
vicki archer says
Thank you for this fabulous idea… I am sharing it on My Daily Click… Happy Sunday… xv
Ohhh wow! Fabulous pictures, wonderful idea.. just have to get my lilacs to bloom and then I will shamelessly copy!
Have made both sented sugar and salt before but never with lilacs. Have to try. Your pictures are adorable!
VM Creation Atelier says
SOooooooo…………Fantatsic idea and photos,Linda!!!
Thank you for these wonderful enjoyable post:)))*
Wish you great week,ahead,
I love this! It would be great to share this link with my Holiday Planning community on https://www.kumbuya.com/everything-holiday-decorating-planning-traditions/ We are always looking for new ideas and this would be great for special desserts while planning a party!
Gumman, varför tar du bort mina kommentarer? 🙂
Efter att ha läst ett tidigare inlägg (som du TOG BORT!!!) och kommentaren ovan undrar jag om du verkligen har rent mjöl i påsen?
Gumman, kan inte du laga skaldjursplatå någon gång? Skulle vara mumsigt att få expert råd 😉
^Idiot! Fattar du inte att hon bara bakar?!
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Lucy Chapman says
It sounds delicious and would be lovely as a present. Your photos are beautiful xx
This is the prettiest thing! I'd love to see an example of the sort of cake you'd bake this sugar into. Such a lovely idea!
Your photography skills are amazing! Really. Just wow!
Think I gotta head out to the farmers market now to get some flowers! 🙂
Design by Tornblad says
Best regards Malin
amazing photos! 🙂
Alex in Leeds says
Oh my word, that is gorgeous. I can't wait to make some myself. I love lilac. 🙂
wow these pictures are gorgeous~
Wow, i never thought of this, wonderful idea and Lilac really smells great.
Bakersfield Photographer says
Those were gorgeous photos and your idea of Sugar Lilac is just amazing.
Erica Gilbertson says
love the pics!
curly purplepig says
oh my!!! this is amazing! first off, purple/lilac is my favorite color. second, i didn't even know that there were lilac petals/flowers! They certainly don't grow in my country and if i did then i didn't know. thanks for sharing!
very cute 😀 beautiful shots as well~
Tim Thomas says
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Where can you get lilacs suitable for eating?
These photos are nothing short of amazing!
Aldijana Style Studio says
Beautiful photos! Love the idea of lilac sugar!
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