|Crystallized Flowers Recipe|
|Written by Katherine Spiers|
Crystallized flowers are a lovely addition to homemade desserts, and they’re fun to make at home, especially with your own home-grown edible flowers. They add color and a sweet crunch to cake, crème brulee, ice cream, pudding, tarts…anywhere you want to add some interest.
Our only bit of advice before you begin: make sure to only use organic flowers that haven’t been sprayed with pesticides. It’s best to grow your own or buy from a trusted florist (perhaps there’s one at your farmers’ market); even though crystallized flowers keep for up to a year, they will be eaten at some point.
Dip paintbrush in the egg white mixture and paint flowers one at a time, using a light touch.(Don’t dip the flower into the egg mix; that much egg white won’t harden.)
(image via kimberlykv)