Candied crystallized Flower Blooms and Petals Recipe

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All kinds of edible flowers can be candied.
Here's an example using the very fragrant of Lilac.
All you need to do is: cut off some healthy fresh clusters. Rinse the blooms under a gentle flow of cool water. Pull away each flower carefully from its stem. Have them air dry by placing them on a paper towel or cloth.

Prep time:
Servings: 2 cups


Cost per serving $0.04 view details
  • (American / Metric measures)
  • 2 cups (30gr) flowers blossoms / petals (loosely piled)
  • >>>syrup:
  • 1 cup (190gr) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) water
  • >>>for finishing flower coating
  • 1 cup (190gr) superfine sugar [or Fruit (fructose) sugar]


  1. . In a small saucepan...combine both the sugar and water and place over medium heat. Stir the mixture constantly as it turns into a smooth syrup. Watch the do not want it to harden! It's highly recommended to gage the syrup by having a candy thermometer reach 220 F / 104 C.
  2. . Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow it to cool down to room temperature.
  3. . Meanwhile, prepare a cookie sheet covered with a parchment or wax paper. Sprinkle the superfine sugar throughout the surface. Set aside.
  4. >>>Sugar those blooms<<<
  5. . With a pair of tweezers...pick up each Lilac flower by its very small stem and lightly dip into the cooled syrup. Gently shake off excess and immediately dip the Lilac onto the sugar waiting on the cookie sheet. Carefully ensure that the whole flower is coated. Then, on the same sheet...leave the flower face up and uncovered to dry completely.
  6. . Depending on the size of the flower...the whole drying process can take up to about 4 hours.
  7. . Once the bloom has will take on a sturdy property and be much easier to handle.
  8. . These sugared blooms can be stored in an airtight glass jar for up to a month in a cool dry spot.
  9. >>Garnish this lightly sweet, lemony, floral flavour to your favourite creation of choice.
  10. Flavourful


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 74g
Recipe makes 2 servings
Calories 48  
Calories from Fat 0 0%
Total Fat 0.01g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbs 12.32g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 12.22g 8%
Protein 0.0g 0%
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  • kathy gori
    This has got to be one of the most elegant things I've ever seen. Can it be done with other flowers as well. Lilac season is over here.
    • Foodessa
      Hi Kathy...thanks for your comment.

      This recipe was only a very small part of my post.
      If you go on my blog:'ll get a great big eye and tummy full of goodies.

      Ciao for now and flavourful wishes,
      I've cooked/tasted this recipe!


      • Patricia Turo
        June 26, 2010
        I've always wanted to try this but it all looked so complicated. I'll save it and maybe that will push me to try it.

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