1. Place the 1/2 teaspoon of ground lavender into the 1/4 cup of honey. Stir with a small rubber spatula. 00:38
2. Place the 1/2-inch wide slice of orange peel in the lavender honey and stir. 01:00
3. The infused honey can be stored at room temperature, in a bottle or jar. It can also be heated. 01:20
What You'll Need
- Small rubber spatula
- Honey (1/4 cup)*
- Lavender, ground (1/2 teaspoon)*
- Orange peel (1/2-inch width)*
*See Chef Notes for further information
Honey is the only food that is consumed by humans and produced by insects. Honey is used in many different foods, beverages, and beauty products but should not be consumed by infants or those with compromised immune systems due to the presence of bacteria (that is not harmful to otherwise healthy older children and adults).
Lavender is also used in many foods, beverages, and beauty products. Because it has such a strong flavor and scent, it should be used sparingly. Generally, food-grade lavender should be used for edible preparations. Other herbs can also be used to infuse honey including rosemary, basil, and thyme.
Chef Tony uses an orange peel with the lavender for the honey infusion but a lemon, grapefruit, or other citrus peel would work as well. He notes that the orange peel could stand alone as an infusing element, even without the addition of lavender.