2 teaspoons meringue powder
2 tablespoons water
40 to 50 edible blossoms or flower petals of your choice, such as pansies, edible orchids or rose petals
1-1/4 cups superfine sugar
In a small bowl, dissolve meringue powder in water. Lightly brush over all sides of flowers to coat completely. Sprinkle with sugar. Let dry on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet for 1-2 days. Use as a garnish for dessert.
Yield: 40-50 candied flowers.
Editor's Note: Meringue powder is available from Wilton Industries, Inc. Call 1-800/794-5866 or visit www.wilton.com. Verify that flowers are edible and have not been treated with chemicals.
Originally published as Candied Flowers in Taste of Home
April/May 2008, p13