Learn how to turn edible wild violets into delicious violet sugar for decorating cakes and cookies.
Another Delicious Way to Use Wild Violets
Violet season is sadly ending here. It’s so so fleeting. So it makes me extra happy to have preserved these cheerful spring blooms in homemade violet sugar to use throughout the year. This could not be easier to make. No seriously, it’s just sugar and violets. But doesn’t violet sugar sound so damn fancy?! Put this stuff into pretty little glass jars and you have beautiful unique homemade gifts. Pull these out during the holidays and blow some minds with your stocking stuffer wizardry.
And yes, you can make this with other flowers! So if the violet season has long since ended where you live try this with other edible blooms. Hello, roses!!! Oh yeah, I made a video of it on my youtube channel. Press play below! Are you subscribed to my youtube channel yet? By subscribing you’ll get updates whenever I post a new video. Videos are fun. You should subscribe. Thank you for coming to my ted talk.
For more delicious ways to use edible flowers check out these recipes:
- Wild Violet Syrup & Magical Color-Changing Pink Violet Lemonade
- Violet Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
- Lilac Syrup
- Elderflower Cordial
- Rose Simple Syrup
- Wild Elderflower Honey Lemon Drizzle Cake
- Lemon Coconut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Ricotta Pie (Torta di Ricotta) with Lemon and Honey
- Vegan Squash Blossom Tacos
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Wild Violet Sugar
- 400 g 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup picked fresh violet petals
- Pick petals off of fresh-picked violets, discarding the stem and sepal (green bits) to get about 1 cup of loosely packed petals.
- Pulse sugar and petals together in a food processor until the petals are broken down evenly into the sugar, about 10 seconds.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread violet sugar evenly over the parchment. Cover the pan with cheesecloth and leave it at room temperature in a dry spot for 1-2 days. The higher the humidity the longer it will take to dry. Stir sugar around occasionally to encourage even drying. You can also dry the sugar in a dehydrator.
- Once the violet sugar is dry, transfer it to an airtight container to store at room temperature. If sugar has large clumps, pass it through a strainer or sieve to break apart the clumps.
- Package sugar in pretty glass jars to give as homemade gifts.
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