Candied Roses and Violets

Preparation info
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Appears in
The Complete Book of Home Preserving

By Mary Norwak

Published 1978

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  • 1 cup small rosebuds or 2 cups violets
  • 4 fl.oz/100<


The flowers should be gathered early when the dew has just dried. Bring the water to the boil and remove from heat. Stir in the sugar until dissolved. Remove stems from the flowers, and lightly wash and drain them without bruising in a colander. Put the syrup back on the heat and stir in the flowers. Cook gently to 240°F/115°C (soft ball). Take off the heat and stir with a wooden spoon until th