Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Pansy Candy

It happens this time of the year
It will soon get warm
And the pansies will have to be replaced with summer annuals

So, I go and clip these smiley blossoms

For pansies is one of our first "crop" of the year
To savor for winter

With egg white and sugar
We transform the pansies

Into bits of candied delight
We put them in an old candy tin
separated by sheets of parchment paper

And during the winter . . .

We use them to decorate cakes and cupcakes
especially for tea
It brings a bit of spring to dreary winter days!

I'm sharing my candied pansies with Bernideen for Friends Sharing Tea


Rue said...

That is such a lovely idea. I think I'll have to do the same when they start dying down.

Thank you, Martha :)

Zaa said...

How absolutely delightful ..... I love edible flower arts ..Thanks for the sweet teatime inspiration...Hugs

Bernideen said...

I love how you do so many things with edible flowers and herbs! This is beautiful.