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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.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Pulse sugar and petals together in a food processor until the petals are broken down evenly into the sugar, about 10 seconds.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Package sugar in pretty glass jars to give as homemade gifts.

Notes

If properly dried, sugar should keep for a long time, a year or even longer.

Recipe by Fare Isle at https://fareisle.com/wild-violet-sugar/