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There are few things that smell as flowery and fresh as lavender. It’s tricky to use as an herb in cooking, but baking with lavender is another story. 

Adding lavender to a flan not only plays well off the caramel, but when made correctly, this luscious dessert also produces one of the most amazing aromas you’ll ever experience in a kitchen. Some suggest that lavender flan is an aphrodisiac, which might just make it the perfect way to end a meal.