Candied Flowers for #SundaySupper

This week the Sunday Supper Group has green on our minds. Spring, green foods and of course St. Patty’s Day. This event is hosted by Amber of Mama’s Blissful Bites . Thanks Amber!
It’s a spring thing. Longer days. Warmer nights. Bits of green poking out here and there. Crocus, daffodils, tulips… well I can dream can’t I? Seriously, I know warm weather is on the way. When it does get here there are little jewels that poke through the grass. Violets!


Candied edible flowers add a lovely touch as garnish to baked goods, salads and appetizers. Violets, Johnny-jump-ups, and Pansies are in season now. Violets have a delicate, pepper taste alone. Candied they sparkle and add a sweet, crunchy texture to your dish.

Candied Violets

If you are serving edible flowers, there are a few rules to follow:
1. Make sure the species is safe for human consumption. Check with your local county agricultural extension office for a complete list.
2. Know your source. Flowers need to be free of pestcides, and/or herbicides.
3. Control the amount per serving. Introducing new foods can cause gastric distress for some people.
Candied Violets
Fresh violets rinsed and pat dry
1 egg white
castor (super fine sugar)

Gently coat all exposed area of the flower with egg white. Sprinkle with sugar. Repeat adding egg and sugar until completely covered.


Place finished sugared flowers between wax paper and store in a cool dry place for one to two days or until hardened.
Use your candied flowers on baked goods, in salads, or as garnish.

Let’s keep this think spring momentum going with these great recipes and ideas from The Sunday Supper Group.

Green and Spring Dishes Menu Includes:

Breakfast

Apps, Bread, Salads, Soups and Dressings:

Main and Sides:

Desserts:

Beverages:

Please be sure you join us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper. We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 p.m. EST for our weekly #SundaySupper  live chat where we’ll talk about our favorite spring recipes!

All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, or you can follow us throughTweetChat!

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37 Responses to Candied Flowers for #SundaySupper

  1. 30A EATS says:

    I would have never thought to candy my own flowers! Beautiful job and thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Beautiful idea for Spring! Great tip about calling your local extension office.
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  13. Oh my gosh, these are so cute! I’m going to have to surprise my family with these and see what they say!
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  14. How delicate and pretty! Thanks for sharing.
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  15. Hezzi-D says:

    I have always wanted to try and do this but I’m afraid of picking the wrong flower. I’ve had these on cakes before but never made them myself. So pretty.
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  16. Beautiful!! I can’t wait to see the blooming little blossoms again!
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  18. Candied flowers! How creative, and it looks great! Thanks!

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  20. Liz says:

    What a gorgeous way to garnish any dessert! I must try this when we finally get some edible flowers in our garden :)
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  21. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says:

    So pretty! I love flowers to dress up plates, and appreciate your tips on how to do this and how to find out which ones are safe!

  22. Oh this is reminding me of these interesting chocolate bites we were given from Austria for last Christmas. Each one had a different candied flower on it. Some of them were lovely, although I have to confess some of them tasted a bit grassy. But the candied violets, which I was more familiar with were lovely.

  23. Such a lovely touch to a spring cake! I’ve never seen candied flowers before!
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  24. Sarah says:

    I’ve always been too freaked out of poisoning people by candying flowers, yours looks awesome
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  25. I can’t wait to make some of these for cupcakes!!
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  26. Very cool post, Cindy! The candied flowers are so pretty – I can’t wait to make them for decorating my cakes!
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