Crystallized Flowers Recipe

Edible flowers are a great, decorative addition to any dessert. Use this Crystallized Flowers Recipe to emboss your favorite blooms in sugar.


| May/June 2012


Performing this activity — the sealing of delicate blossoms in a shell of sugar that lets them dry without fading or decaying — was especially popular in 17th- and 18th-century Europe. Johnny jump-ups — with their smooth, flat petals — scented geraniums, pansies and roses work best. The egg white and sugar act as a preservative, causing the color and shape to last for months or possibly up to a year if stored properly. Store in a sealed jar, away from light and humidity.

MAIN ARTICLE:
Edible Flowers for Any Occasion
 

Crystallized Flowers Recipe

1 egg white
Flowers
Superfine sugar

Beat egg white in a bowl until foamy.

Dip flowers, one at a time, into egg white (or apply a thin, even coat with a small paintbrush, if preferred), making sure to coat every part of the petals.

Shake flower gently to remove excess egg white.





mother earth news fair 2018 schedule

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Next: April 28-29, 2018
Asheville, NC

Sit in on dozens of practical workshops from the leading authorities on modern homesteading, animal husbandry, gardening, real food and more!

LEARN MORE



Live The Good Life with GRIT!

Grit JulAug 2016At GRIT, we have a tradition of respecting the land that sustains rural America. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing to GRIT through our automatic renewal savings plan. By paying now with a credit card, you save an additional $6 and get 6 issues of GRIT for only $16.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and send me one year of GRIT for just $22.95!




Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter


Copyright 2018, All Rights Reserved
Ogden Publications, Inc., 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, Kansas 66609-1265