Sunday, May 16, 2010

lemon thyme scented sugar

1 cup organic sugar
1 cup fresh herb of your choice (I chose lemon thyme from my garden for iced tea)

I took my great grandmother, Una's mortar and pestle and combined the sugar and the lemon thyme and lightly crushed them to let the scent come out of the thyme and infuse the sugar. I placed the mix onto a baking sheet, set my oven as low as it would go and waited for the sugar to dry. It's very important not to have your oven too hot or it will melt the sugar. I left mine in for about 15 minutes but it may take a little longer depending on your oven. You can also do this with salt and savory herbs for rubs or flavored salts on potatoes or other veggies. I would consider rosemary, sage, thyme, basil, marjoram, oregano and tarragon. For sugars I would also use lavender, lemon verbena, basil and any of the mints. Another great gift!

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