Try a different twist on candy this Valentine’s Day. Why not mix flowers with candy to create a unique treat! It is important to taste the rose petals you plan to use, as not all roses have a sweet flavor. Give them the smell and taste tests. Chances are if you like the fragrance, you’ll enjoy the flavor. Pull a petal from the rose and enjoy, but avoid the white area at the base of the petal as it is generally slightly bitter.If you see roses in your grocery store, bring them home and put them in a vase, do not eat them. … Most flowers that come from the grocery store or from the florist have been sprayed with pesticides, fungicides and preservatives. So where do you find rose petals to eat?
You can look at your local bakery, or you can find them on Amazon or even grow your own roses. Damask roses (Rosa damascena) and Apothecary rose (Rosa gallica). The white beach rose (Rosa rugosa alba) may be the most delicious edible rose petal.
So after you get your rose petals you can make about 50 candied petals.
You need: 1 egg white
1 tsp water
50 rose petals
In a bowl mix together egg white and water until foam appears. Select a pan large enough to hold the petals in a single layer. Brush the sugar on both sides of the petals and then dip the petal into the egg wash. Place petals on the pan and let dry in room temp for 1-3 hours. Then enjoy! You can store in a tight container for up to 2 weeks.
You can also try mint leaves instead by following the same process. You can use the mint leaves from the grocery store or grow your own mint this spring!