Candied Flower Petals (Candying)
Use apple blossoms, plum blossoms, lilacs, geraniums, borage, or any of your other favorite edible flowers. These candied petals will keep for up to a year in an airtight container.
INGREDIENTS | MAKES 1 CUP
- 1 cup edible flower petals
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup water
- powdered sugar
Wash edible flower petals gently and dry on paper towels. Trim away the ends; these are bitter.
Combine sugar and water in a saucepan and boil until it reads 234°F on a candy thermometer.
Pour syrup into a bowl on a bed of cracked ice. When syrup begins to crystallize, hold petals with tweezers and dip.
Dry petals on waxed paper and dust with powdered sugar.