Candied Rose Petals

Posted by on May 14, 2009 at 5:37 pm.


The kids gave me a book for Mother’s Day called “The Little Big Book of Roses”.  It is a collection of recipes, tips, literary excerpts, facts, lore… a little bit of everything.  I love it!

One of the recipes in it is for candied rose petals.  Here it is…

Candied Rose Petals

Candied rose petals should be stored in an airtight container in a cool dry place with each layer separated by both wax paper and a paper towel.  Moisture is your enemy!

2 Egg whites, beaten

1 Cup granulated sugar

24 Organic rose petals

  1. Begin by inspecting your rose petals carefully.  They should be clean and unblemished.
  2. Beat egg whites in a shallow bowl until they are frothy.
  3. Place sugar in a separate shallow bowl.
  4. Using a clean pastry brush or soft tweezers, gently coat a single rose petal, first in egg white, then in sugar, on both sides.
  5. Lay each finished rose petal on wax paper and allow to dry.

I can’t wait to try this one!  I wish I had had this when I made Samantha’s “Rose Geranium Italian Cream Cake”.  I bet they would be great with brandied fruit, sorbet or ice cream also!

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