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lavender bread

  • Which Variety of Lavender is Best For Baking?

    Not all lavender is delicious. In late August the Intermedia varieties such as Alba, Grosso, Dutch white, Old English and Lavender Seal come into flower.  These large varieties are grown commercially for perfume.  They are large plants when fully grown, with long grey green leaves and tall flowers. They also have very different culinary properties from the smaller traditional cottage garden Angustifolia which is in flower in June and the one best used for baking. Personally I find the Intermedia varieties are almost without exception overpowering in food, being both harsh and camphorous. It is the standard cottage garden species...

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