Choose 10 or 60 pieces
Flowers, egg white, sugar, water and food grade lacquer.
Crystallized violas are edible violas that have been brushed with egg whites, encrusted with sugar on the bottom only and then dried.
Leaving the front of their blossoms undusted allows them to shine brightly, while the sugar backing gives them a stiff texture (so they’ll lie flat) and a much sweeter, more palatable flavor. They are sold as a mixed blend of colors. The contents of the blend can vary with availability but usually include purple, yellow, and pink, among others.
Crystallized flowers are a beautiful garnish for dessert plates, cakes and pastries. They can also be used to decorate buffet and banquet tables.
The lacquer used in the production of these flowers is FDA Food Grade. It is widely used in the food, candy and confection industries as well as in the pharmaceutical industry as a pill coating. It has been approved by Kosher certifying agencies.
Store crystallized flowers in a cool, dry place.
Six months to a year.
RECIPES & TIPS
Crystallized violas can be used to garnish any dish where their added sweetness won’t conflict.
They should not be placed in beverages or directly on top of sauces, as their sugar crust will absorb moisture and dissolve.