Monday, April 22, 2013

Candied Violets

A sure sign of spring around here are the wild violets dotting the landscape. I thought we could try our hand at candied violets this year.

How to:

Pick a pile {keeping their stems on during the candying process} and rinse them thoroughly, but gently. Allow to dry on wax paper or on plastic wrap over a cooling rack. Take an egg out of the fridge and allow it to warm to room temperature. Then, you'll need fine sugar. {Not confectioners sugar.} I took regular sugar and ran it through the food processor. {You can also use your coffee grinder.}

With a small paintbrush - paint each violet with egg white. {This is where industrious little fingers come in real handy.} Sprinkle with the fine sugar. Allow to 'set' for 24 hours. Snip off the stems.

We just ate ours straight up. Or you can use them to decorate cupcakes.


Patience_Crabstick said...

I have always wanted to do candied violets. I will have to give this a try.

Natasha said...

I'm going to have to try these soon. I've always wanted to try candied flowers. Thanks!