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.