Lavendar's Blue music sheet 1877 at V&A Museum

I have a whole bunch of lavendar ; so much that even after I made sachets I have a bagful more. SOOOOOOO I looked up recipes for Lavendar Jelly and made a batch. It turned out excellently. I also found that the nursery rhyme- song goes back to the 17th century. It was first published in a broadside somewhere between 1672 and 1685 and named Diddle, Diddle. Over time, it went to around 30 verses. Burl Ives did it best

The most beautiful link to get you in the mood for making this delicious jelly is here :



LAVENDAR JELLY with CAMOMILE (I jazzed the recipe up a little)

  • 1/4 cup Dried Lavendar
    (buds, the flowers before they open)
  • 1 chamomile
    tea bag
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 lemon (1/4 cup)
  • 1/3 cup creme de cassis (optional- it’s like blackberry liquour)
  • 3 ounces liquid pectin


Prep Time: 15

Total Time: 45

  1.  Sterilize jars and keep them
  2. Pour boiling water over lavender
    and let steep for 15 minutes add tea bag for five.
  3.  Strain tea into saucepan.
  4.  Stir in 1 1/2 cups additional
    water, sugar, lemon juice and creme de cassis.
  5.  Heat to a full rolling boil,
    stirring constantly for 1-2 minutes.
  6.  Pour in pectin and return to a
  7.  Boil hard for 1 minute stirring
  8.  Remove from heat and skim off
  9.  I add back a couple of lavender
  10.  Just so you can see them in the
  11.  Pour into hot jars or glasses
    to 1/2 inch of tops.
  12.  Wipe rims with a sterile
  13.  Screw on tops.
  14.  Place in a water bath for 10
  15.  Let sit in pot 5 more minutes
    with flame off.
  16.  Remove and place in a draft
    free spot with out tilting.

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