Have you ever been to a restaurant and had your plate adorned with crystallized flowers? These are often found in the best restaurants and can be used in drinks, desserts, jellies, soups, salads, and any number of delightful dishes.
Crystallized flowers in the form of candied violets first became popular in the Victorian era. Today, many other different crystallized flowers are created by confectioners. So how do crystallized flowers get created?
First, beautiful plants and flowers are soaked in a solution of egg whites and sugar. These delicate crystallized flowers are then allowed to dry with the vibrant colors remaining intact. Then they are placed on those beautiful dishes for a special and elegant touch of whimsy.
In addition to crystallized flowers, you may also see microgreens being used to enhance the loo (more…)
25 Feb 2014