How to candy flowers

Flowering candles – step by step explained
Candied blossoms do not only look charming but are also a tasty treat – if they are properly candied. Flowering from the garden is also not so difficult, as many people believe if one observes a few principles.

The right flowers and flowers
If the work of art is to be edible, only flowers known as edible should be used. The following list gives a small (but not comprehensive) overview of non-toxic flowers that could be found in the native garden.

  • lavender
  • sunflowers
  • violet
  • rosemary
  • peppermint
  • shrub roses
  • Dandelion flowers
  • jasmine

The flower blossoms used must not be injected in any case – they are toxic to human beings. If there is uncertainty about the edibility of the plant, it is worthwhile to look into a plant manager or to inquire about the plant – if the doubts can not be cleared, you should leave your fingers and avoid other plants. 

What else you need

For the candying you need besides the plants per se only a few ingredients. Thus, the costs are manageable, and all necessary components are usually present in every household. So you can get started with no effort. ingredients

  • 100 grams of sugar
  • 80 grams of water

The more plants you want to process, the more you will need. The important thing is that the plants can be submerged comfortably – they should be wetted all around by the syrup. This quantity is sufficient for ten small works of art.

That’s how it’s done

  1. Dissolvethe sugar well in the water and bring to a boil.
  2. Allow the sugar water to cool in a container – this is how syrup is produced.
  3. Clean the flowers well under clear water and then dry with a cloth.
  4. Take the dry and well-balanced flower blossoms on the stem and dip into the syrup. Then drip briefly and place on a baking sheet.
  5. In the case of individual petals, use the fingers for inoculation and then carefully spread the syrup.
  6. Let the flowers bloom in a warm place. When they start to feel sticky, they should be sprinkled with sugar on all sides. They can also be dipped into syrup without problems – which makes them more durable.
  7. After about five days, the candied flower blossoms are dried – they no longer feel sticky but dry. The process works without baking in the oven.

The art of candying is not so difficult. To maintain the quality of the splendor, it is best to keep it in airtight containers.

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