Lavender, Honey and Vanilla Custard

by Jenn on April 27, 2009

in Desserts,Gluten Free

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Lavender is quite possibly my favorite flower in the world.   It is so fresh and sweet smelling, the very scent of it just makes all my troubles disappear.  I know flowers tend to be an iffy food choice for a lot of people, but believe me, lavender is wonderful in food.  We bought lots of dried lavender buds when we I went crazy buying a gazillion other herbs and spices from Atlantic Spice Co.  I decided to make some custard that I could take to work to have a little 10 minutes of heaven during my workday :)  One of the more recent times my husband and I went out to eat, we were served a lavender and vanilla bean creme brulee, and that was where I got the idea to try to make this.

I still cannot figure out how to not get air bubbles in the custard.  I tap the bowl on the counter a few times before putting it in the fridge, and I still get bubbles, as you can see.  Any tricks here???

Normally I am not a fan of taking pictures in such evening light.  However, I love the look of the long shadows cast by the garnish of lavender buds here, it looks like they are floating above the custard because of it!