Candied Flowers

Recipe by Rita1652
READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    egg white (please use powdered egg whites to avoid salmonella)
  • 3 -6
    drops 100 proof vodka, flavored (optional)
  • superfine sugar (caster)
  • petals violets, begonias, pansies, Johnny-jump-ups, rose petals, lilac, borage, pea, pinks, scented geraniums (Amout depends on size of flowers can be between 30-90 petals)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Beat egg whites until frothy. Add a couple of drops of vodka to help the flowers dry quicker.
  • Using fresh picked flowers, paint each flower individually with beaten egg white using the artist's paintbrush.
  • When thoroughly coated, sprinkle with fine sugar and place on the wire rack to dry. Flowers are completely dry when stiff and brittle to the touch.
  • They should be free of moisture. This could take 12 to 36 hours, depending on humidity. To hasten drying, you may place the candied flowers in an oven with a pilot light overnight, or in an oven set at 150 degrees to 200 degrees F with the door ajar for a few hours.
  • Store the dried, candied flowers in airtight containers until ready to use. They will keep for as long as a year.
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