candied violets


you will need:

  • 1/2-1 c. fresh sweet violet
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 c. fine ground organic sugar 
  • 1 - 1&1/2 t. liquid 
  • paint brush
  • parchment paper
  • patience

gather fresh choice blooms (the largest and most "crisp" in appearance) pluck with about 2 inches or more of stem to allow for easier handling while processing and applying egg white.

process 1/2 -1 cup of them by spreading on a sheet of parchment or wax paper, allowing them to air for a half an hour or so. check for bugs. 

separate egg white out from 1 egg. add a little water if the white is thick. (i added approx 1 1/2 t. of lemon balm tincture for an added lift in spirits) blend the egg white, until bubbles start to appear but do not fluff.

 painting egg white

lightly sprinkle each coated flower with a bit of fine ground sugar (organic pure cane run briefly through a coffee grinder or a mortar and pestle will do just fine).

 sprinkling sugar

place each bloom on a sheet of parchment paper and allow to air dry. (depending on your local climate this can take up to three days).
seal in an airtight container for up to 2 months. 

use to brighten deserts and to lighten your heart and brighten your day.