Violets are a flower I am rather sentimental about and they are one of my favourites. This year seems to be an exceptional year for them. The field near us has more than I can ever remember before. So, this morning the girls and I took a morning walk and picked a few to crystallise. It is very easy but it is time consuming and it helps if you happen to have a few little hands that are willing to help.
When these are properly dried tomorrow I will remove the stems and we plan to use them later in the week to decorate a cake.
1 egg white
freshly picked violets
Paint every crevice of the violet with egg white. You can use a paint brush for this, but as I didn’t have three clean brushes in the house we used cotton buds, which did the job perfectly well. Then sprinkle with caster sugar until completely covered. Place onto a silicone baking sheet or greaseproof paper and leave to dry.