How to Make Sugared Violets

You know all those sweet little wild violets blooming all over your yard?  Well, they are edible and make easy and pretty candied garnishes.  It is simple to sugar them and toss them in salads or top off some cupcakes.
How Sweet, right?  Perfect for Mother's Day Treats or a fairy garden tea.  Here is how you do it:

What you need: 
 -wild violets (not the house plant kind) In my yard I have the all purple and the purple and white flowers - pick both!
-1-2 egg whites
-parchement paper
-paint brush and spoon

Snip off most of the stem.  Brush some egg whites on the petals with a clean artists brush.  You may want to hold the stem with tweezers.  After covering with egg whites, sprinkle with the sugar.  Then place on a baking sheet lined with parchement paper.  I like to put them in a 200 degree over for about 15-20 min. because I don't want to wait but you can set them aside for 24 hrs to harden.  Google some recipes to see which you prefer and for info on how long they can be stored etc.   

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