Recently I have been having some fun experimenting with lavender flavours in the kitchen. Pictured is a lavender yoghurt pannacotta with elderflower cordial granita and fresh summer berries.

I got the yoghurt pannacotta base recipe from The Best of Bill - Bill Granger but the rest was based on ideas from myself and my husband Cass. I wanted to turn it into a lavender yoghurt pannacotta and thought this would go with summer berries. He suggested a cordial granita. His original thinking was lingonberry - but this was way too sweet and the elderflower cordial we had ended up with a subtle flavour that would complement the lavender. 

For the recipe check out: https://crichtonscoop.wordpress.com/2016/11/20/pannacotta-del-luna-lavender-yoghurt-panna-cotta/

The idea for the pannacotta came from a lavender crème brûlée that I had tried about a month before. It is pictured below. For the recipe head to: https://crichtonscoop.wordpress.com/2016/11/07/i-got-burned-lavender-creme-brulee/​

 

Using lavender in desserts came from an ice-cream recipe idea I had in July. This one is already up on MTS: https://mytrendingstories.com/article/last-minute-christmas-in-july-dessert-covered-22/

Would love to hear your recipe flavour adaptations and experiments in the comments below.

Published by Zoe Crichton