How many flowers on a lavender stem?
Several baking/canning sites say to strip the flowers from 12 lavender stems. OK, I bought culinary organic flowers on-line (sans stems), so just how many are there on a stem? By weight, by cup, tablespoon, what?
Several of my farmers market customers have asked if I would make Lavender Jelly, and, til now, have said, "No.". But the Atlantic Spice Company offered the flowers very inexpensively when I ordered a ton of other spices in bulk. Not being a fan of lavender in any form (wrong smeller, I guess), I have no idea how to determine what that jelly should taste like, but I have a dear friend who is crazy about lavender who has offered to be the taste tester. Still, how many is there per stem - overload is really possible, I think. Help, please.
I would suppose that a neutral apple jelly would be the best vehicle, but, suggestions are always welcomed from my esteemed fellow jelly/jam preparers.