You can also crystallise a whole flower. These are David Austin roses from my garden. They really are the best and wonderfully scented.
Preparing for my Indian Spring Flower dinner this Saturday with Hardeep Singh Koli.
Ironing my tablecloths, sprayed with rosewater.
Scatter your flowers in the larger bowl, weighing them down with icecubes. Try to keep the flowers separate from each other. Then put some kind of weight in, otherwise the inner bowl will float when you add water.
My tip. Fill the bowl 3/4 full with mineral water next to your freezer, otherwise you might spill it!
Here they are frozen… put the bowls into hot water, turning it upside down and carefully separate them by lifting off the outer bowl, then the inner bowl.
Cut off the white heel of the petal, as it is bitter. Brush the petals back and front with egg white.
Dip the petals in caster sugar
Here are the petals which you can leave to dry on greaseproof paper.
All of these flower ideas are from Kathy Brown’s book ‘Edible Flowers’.
I love the idea of doing this with flowers. It looks stunning.
Pretty, pretty, pretty!
Good tip on the bugs…
I take it that is jonathans mum? How beautiful! I wish I were coming on sat for hardeeps food too.
That bowl is fabl. How long before it melted ?
Scarlett the Heavenly Healer
Oh that flower ice bowl – Absolutely Beautiful!
Some Chilean Woman
Love the ice bowl! Giving some some ideas for my sister’s baby shower, thanks!
The ice bowl is stunning, and such a good idea! I need to get back down to London one weekend and eat your food, it all looks so yummy!
The Shy Chef
OMG that’s stunning. I’m a huge fan of edible flowers – they’re just so hard to get a hold of if you haven’t got a garden and you’re not keen on pesticide-flavoured roses…