Cooking with floral flavors and herbs like rose, lavender, chamomile and jasmine can be a wonderful way to change up the flavors of your dishes and bring a little more nature into your dishes. Plus, flowers pair beautifully with bright flavors like citrus. Also, if you have a green thumb, cooking with flowers and herbs can be a way to use some of what you grow at home in your meals. The flowers go well with bright, light and bold flavors, think citrus and cardamom.
The easiest way to cook with flowers is to make a simple syrup by combining equal parts sugar and water with your petals and bringing it to a boil, stirring until it thickens a bit. Using flower infused simple syrup is a great way to use floral flavor to drizzle your tea or on your toast or bagel.
Roses are commonly used to create light and fresh desserts, but there are a variety of other flowers you can use (think chamomile, lavender or jasmine). Floral infusions generally have a lighter flavor, so they are perfect for spring and summer. Using these delicate flavor combinations results in a light and truly delicious dish or dessert!
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This week, we’re featuring delicious all-vegan and plant-based ways to enjoy floral infusions and flavors in spring dishes!
Rose and rose water
Source: Syrian Rose Flavored Rice Pudding
Rose is a common floral infusion and usually you can use rose water or edible petals to add flavor to your dish or dessert. Try the rose flavor in lattes, milkshakes and even in shortbread bars.
Source: No-Bake Lavender Fig Custard Pie
Lavender is a wonderful flower to add to dishes! It can be soothing as a fragrance and as a flavor it provides a light taste to desserts. Try lavender in pound cake, ice cream, and even pies!
Source: Lemon Rosemary Baked Cookies
Rosemary can be added to savory dishes for a deeper flavor. However, using rosemary alongside citrus and other lighter flavors makes the whole dish a bit more refreshing and perfect for spring!
Source: Jasmine Poached Pears
Rose, lavender, and jasmine aren’t the only flavors you can use to create delicious recipes. Try these other infusions and flavors for even more amazing dishes!
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