Crystallized Flowers

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 12 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 12 hr
  • Yield: 12 flowers
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Ingredients

2 large egg whites, at room temperature

1 teaspoon water

1 dozen pesticide-free edible flowers, such as violets, marigolds, and rose petals

1 cup superfine sugar

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the egg whites and water; beat lightly with a fork. Dip a paint brush in the egg whites and gently paint a flower ¿ covering the petals thoroughly but not excessively. While still wet, gently sprinkle the coated petals with the superfine sugar. Put the crystallized flowers on a sheet pan lined with waxed paper to dry for 12 to 24 hours. Use to top cakes and desserts.