Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sweet Sweet Nature

Sorry about the delay in posting today. We had a power outage. But better late than never!!

We have been doing quite a few food postings, but we can't help it when inspiration strikes! This latest treat was inspired by the rose bushes growing outside Maggie's house. With the cold weather lurking in the not-so-distant future, we know that we won't get to enjoy them for much longer. So to make the most of them we decided to try making Candied Rose Petals! This can be done with any edible flower, and add a fun, unexpected touch to cakes,cookies,or even just in a dish at tea time! You guests will think you bought them at some fancy store - shhh! We won't tell!

What You Need:
  • about 3 dozen organic rose petals
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten (grade A or AA well refrigerated & pasteurized) or if you are worried about using raw egg whites use powdered.
  • 1 cup superfine sugar (we used regular & it worked fine)
First, make sure your rose petals are completely dry.

Then dip each petal in the egg white, being sure to completely cover it. Then simply dip the petal into the sugar, also completely covering it.Even Jack enjoyed making this simple recipe!

Lay your sugary petals on wire racks to dry for several hours or overnight until they are hard and crystally!

Put them on sweets or just in a pretty dish and completely wow your guests!
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  1. Great idea! My roses bloom all year. I need to deadhead them though.

  2. Who thinks this stuff up??! This is so pretty and a great idea!

  3. That is so pretty! They look fabulous on cupcakes or petit fours as well.

  4. That would be so gorgeous on a cake.