Saturday, September 22, 2007

Create your own Edible Flowers

Create Delicious Candied flowers

Recipe By Edain McCoy's "Ostara"

Petals from any edible flower (These flowrs may be safely eaten and are suggested for this recipe: Pansy, violet, rose, nasturtium, gladiola, carnation, dianthus, calendula, squash blossom, lilac, marigold, dandelion, peach blossom, plum blossom, orange blossom, hibiscus, geranium, bachelor button, snapdragon, jasmine, gardenia, and angelica.)

  • Several well-beaten egg whites
  • Vanilla extract
  • Bowl of granulated sugar
  • Directions
  • Mix a few drops of vanilla into the egg whites.
  • Dip a paintbrush in the egg whites and coat the petals.
  • Dip petals into sugar until coated, then spread on wax paper to dry.
  • Use to decorate cakes, cookies or anything else you like.

**You cannot use flowers bought at a florist for this recipe!! Many commercially-bought flowers contain pesticides and it is not worth it to ingest poison. Please obtain all flowers from organic retailers or from home-grown sources.**

.... or you be like me and buy them : )