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Lemon Verbena Infusion (a Flavored Simple Syrup)
Superbly delicate, extraordinarily delicious. Lemon Verbena is easy to grow in in a sunny area. Its scent is my favorite in my entire garden. This infusion is good as a sweetener for tea and alcoholic drinks. Use this to make my Lemon Verbena Pound Cake.
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
8 sprigs Organic Lemon Verbena (sprigs with fresh new leaves, about 6" long, leaves removed: about 1 cup loose packed)
Bring sugar and water to a boil and add Lemon Verbena leaves. Remove from heat and let steep until cool. Stir occasionally to fully immerse in syrup. Strain the infusion and squeeze leaves to get all remaining liquid from them and then discard. This is the necessary ingredient in my Lemon Verbena Pound Cake with Blueberry Compote. See recipes on this site.
Yield: 1 1/3 cup
Prep Time: 1/2 hour
Cook Time: 5 min.
Other recipes by Oakland House Cottages by the Side of the Sea:
Infusion Of Fresh Anise Hyssop And Candied Anise Hyssop Sprinkles
Vanilla Cake For Fresh Anise Hyssop Marscapone Frosting
Fresh Anise Hyssop Mascapone Frosting For Vanilla Cake
Blueberry Compote For Lemon Verbena Scented Pound Cake
Lemon Verbena Scented Pound Cake With Blueberry Compote