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Fresh violets, superfine sugar, and water

How to make Candied Violets?

Nora
One of the simplest ways to create Empress Elisabeth's favorite treat: Candied Violets. With three ingredients only, you will make these wonderful candied violets in a jiffy! Enjoy!
5 from 72 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Resting Time 2 d
Total Time 2 d 10 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine Austrian
Servings 50 Violets
Calories 23 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Small cooking pot
  • Fork
  • Wooden spoon
  • Cake rack or baking paper

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Dissolve the sugar in boiling water.
    ½ cup Water, 1.5 cups Superfine sugar
  • Place the violets into the sugar solution. Note that the flowers are entirely immersed in the sugar solution!
    50 Violets
  • Leave them in the sugar solution for 24 hours.
  • Lift the flowers out of the solution with a fork.
  • Let them drain a little and place them on a close-meshed cake rack or on baking paper to dry for another 24 hours.
  • Once the sugar is firm, you can store them in a well-sealed container.

Please note that all my recipes are developed and tested in metric grams. I recommend using digital scales for more accurate results. I provided a conversion to US customary in the recipe, but please note that I haven't tested it using this method.

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Keyword Candied Violets, candied violets queen elizabeth, crystallised flowers, crystallised violets, Homemade candied violets
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Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
Serving: 1Violet | Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg