Yes , anyone who knows me also knows how much I love eating flowers ☺ yes I do ! One of the first flowers we get up here are the wild violets after the good old hardy crocus of course .
I went off on my mothers day weekend just myself with our 3 dogs picking wild violets . I was just going to dry them as I always do but then remembered seeing the candied version online before .
One yr I made my mother a lemon cake for mothers day and decorated it with fresh violets . Well I then learned people crystallize flowers for exactly this purpose ! So I looked up the basic recipe and most seem to be the same all use egg white wash and then a fine sugar of some type .
It was extremely easy but slow . Also I did discover one should have a bowl of water nearby for your sticky fingers ☺
I so looking forward to trying other flowers like lilac , pansy & rose ! I think most of all I get excited because of course all these flowers mean spring / summer are really here ! lol after 2 weeks of rain and up here we do wonder if snow may still be in the forecast . Well yes the little violet is most promising . I hope you enjoy the pics below and she is so very beautiful .
believe it or not this is a lot of wild violets and took several hrs of locating & picking
Prepare an egg white wash & fine sugar & a paint brush . I used parhment paper but wax paper would work best
Be sure and have a bowl of warm water handy to rinse your fingers as they will get sticky , a tea towl too
I only got half the batch done yesterday .It is a fun & easy craft but a time taker
and so worth the time , yes they are yummy !