Edible Crystallized Flowers and Leaves

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READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    large egg white
  • 1
    tablespoon water
  • 10
    small fresh edible flowers, leaves (and or mint leaves or violets or rose petals or miniature rose petals or borage blossoms or pansies)
  • 1
    cup sugar
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DIRECTIONS

  • Gently rinse the flowers and leaves in icy cold water, remove the stems and set on a paper towel to dry.
  • Put the egg white and water in a small bowl and whip lightly with a fork, or hand-held whisk, allow to sit until the foam settles.
  • Fill a small, shallow plate with the sugar.
  • When the flowers are completely dry use a clean soft paint brush to paint one side of the blossom with the egg wash, then sprinkle with sugar.
  • Lay each blossom on waxed paper and set aside to dry.
  • When dry repeat the process on the other side, let air dry. Do not try to speed up the process by placing them in an oven, even at low temperature;this will turn them brown! Once they're completely dry use the to decorate all your wonderful confections!
  • They can be stored in airtight containers for several months.
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