Rosemary Salt Favours
My little sister is getting married this weekend (!) and just like I did for my wedding, she wanted to make her own wedding favours for her guests. The one idea we all loved — and agreed was doable in an afternoon — was flavoured salt favours. In the end, not only did we get them done from start to finish in a couple of hours, but they were remarkably inexpensive.
There are a lot of recipes for flavoured salts out there, and this one sounds delish. We chose this rosemary recipe because it had TWO ingredients and would last for a few weeks (and more) before the wedding.
- 3 cups Kosher or course salt — we got ours at Bulk Barn
- 1/3 cup fresh rosemary, washed, removed from stem (but not chopped)
- Baking sheet
- Food processor
- Spoon or scoop
- Small glass jars with lids — we got ours at Michael’s, which had a lot of different sizes/shapes
- Decorative stickers or tags
- String or twine
Preheat your oven to 200 C
Put your salt on the baking sheet and sprinkle the rosemary on top — mix in a little, but don’t worry too much about blending it at this stage.
Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the rosemary is dark and breaks easily in your fingers. Let cool 10 mins on pan.
Put salt and rosemary in the food processor and pulse to chop up the rosemary — about 5-7 times. You don’t want the salt to get too fine, so stop once the rosemary is well blended. Pour into a shallow bowl.
Using the scoop and funnel, fill the jars about 90% full — we liked the look of a little space at the top.
If you’re using tags with a hole, feed the twine or string through the hole and wrap around the lid of the jar to secure. You can also use stickers that go on the lid and avoid the tag & string altogether.
If you’re not going to use them right away, store them in a cool spot, out of the sun.
Recipe can be doubled, tripled — basically as big or small as you need it. These would make great gifts at bridal showers, baby showers — anything where you’re looking for a classy takeaway for your guests. You could even just make one batch for yourself to use around the house. In the end, the entire production line cost us about $130 for 80 favours – a pretty great bargain in today’s fancy wedding market.
Oh, and be ready for your house to smell delightfully of rosemary for the afternoon 🙂
very clever and sweet looking. I love it when favours are functional.