candied violets

according to mom...

Here's how you do it:

beat some egg whites lightly (one egg white to +/- 30 violets)

brush eggwhite on both sides of each violet, then sprinkle the back of each violet *heavily* with fine granular sugar (put regular sugar in a blender to make "fine").

lightly sprinkle the front of each violet with the fine sugar.

lay the violets face up on wax paper for about one hour or until stiff enough to move to a clean piece of wax paper.

let the violets dry in a warm well ventilated room / place for as long as you can stand it (or up to two (2) weeks).

now there's no real set use for these little kisses o' nature... on a cake or on her belly perhaps...