Violet season is sadly ending here. Wahhhhhh. 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, its 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 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. K, I’ll stop being such a weirdo now. But subscribe here if you wanna see more weird from your favorite weirdo.
recipe after the jump…
Wild Violet Sugar
Violet season is so fleeting. Preserve these cheerful blooms year round by making violet sugar! Package it in pretty jars to make a beautiful unique homemade gift.
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup picked fresh violet petals
- Pick violet petals off of fresh picked violets, discarding the stem and sepal (green bits). You’ll need 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 every over parchment. Cover the pan with cheesecloth and leave 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.
- Once sugar is dry, transfer it to an airtight container to store at room temperature. If sugar has large clumps, pass it through a sieve.
- Package sugar in pretty glass jars to give as homemade gifts.
If properly dried, sugar should keep for a long time, a year or even longer.
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