This idea of making “Lavender Blossom Confit” was born in 2022 when our crop went to sudden, early blossom due to a heat wave and drought. We didn’t have the capacity to process all of the blossoms. So when life hands you blossoms, you make confit!
Is Your Lavender Jelly Bright Pink Color Natural?
The bright pink is 100% natural in the lavender blossom jelly and the color is achieved with a little help from our own lavender extract (not for sale, unfortunately) and using fresh lavender blossoms at the beginning of their bloom! We do not use dried blossoms or buds, we do not use fresh buds, we only use fresh blossoms.
What Type of Lavender Do You Use in Your Lavender Blossom Jelly?
We have carefully chosen three types of Lavandula angustofolia for our jelly: Munstead, Vera and Hidcote. The taste is perfectly blended floral, herbal and sweet flavors. Munstead provides the floral notes. Vera provides the herbal notes. Hidcote Blue provides the sweet notes.
How Do You Achieve a Complex Flavor in the Lavender Blossom Jelly?
We have two "secret" ingredients for the lavender blossom jelly:
- Lavender Extract: alcohol extract using buds
- Lavender Distilled Water: buds and blossoms distilled in our artisian well water
Both are made using the Munstead, Hidcote and Vera Blend. This helps "reinforce" the lavender flavor blend without being "overpowering."
Is it Hard to Make Lavender Blossom Jelly?
It takes a full 4 cups of blossoms to make one dozen 4 ounce jars Lavender Blossom Jelly. To give you an idea, it takes about 45 minutes to an hour to hand harvest, (no gas or electric tools used for harvesting,) just to get 4 cups of fresh lavender blossoms.
Then you have the time involvement for preparing the jars for canning, preparing the lavender blossom water, making and canning the jelly.
It is intense to make lavender blossom jelly especially on a hot day!
Why Do You Call Lavender Blossom Jelly "Confit?"
The process is complex. The taste is complex. The name just had to be complex! We decided to call it "confit" which is French for "preserves" instead of jelly. We have had such rave reviews that we did decide to resurrect the confit annually.
Where Can I Buy Your Lavender Blossom Confit?
How Do You Use Lavender Blossom Confit?
SO MANY USES!
- Stir in Lemonade, Iced Tea or Coffee
- Yogurt or Ice Cream Topper
- Pairs Well With: Crackers and a Good "Stinky Cheese." Think Brie, Swiss, Blue!
- Bougie Addition to Your Charcuterie Board
- Glaze for Your Plank Salmon
- Toast, Waffles or Pancake Spread (how could we forget the obvious?)