Crystallised Flowers

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Sepia: The Cuisine of Martin Benn

Sepia

By Martin Benn

Published 2014

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Ingredients

  • 2 organic egg whites
  • 10 begonias
  • 32 Australian native violets

Method

Place the egg whites in a bowl and whisk until light and airy. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush each of the flowers with the egg whites until just dampened.

Put the sugar in a bowl and lightly dust the flowers until evenly coated. Place the flowers on a dehydrator tray in a food dehydrator and dehydrate at 45–50°C (115–120°F) for 24 hours.

Store the crystallised flowers in an