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Edible Flowers Add Extra Pop To Recipes

Flowers don’t only have to just look pretty.  They can also add some added flavor and design to meals and desserts!

Featured below are five recipes that use flowers.  These recipes take edible flowers to a whole new level.

Dandelion and Feta Chart

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Ingredients:

  • 200g plain flour
  • 100g cold butter – cut into cubes
  • 20g butter – melted for greasing the baking tin
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp iced cold water
  • 300ml crème fraiche
  • 3 eggs
  • 100g feta cheese
  • 2-3 handfuls of dandelion leaves – roughly chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 50g sunflower seed or pine nuts

For more information and cooking instructions, visit Botanical Kitchen’s blog.

Floral Donuts with Blood Orange-Lemon Glaze

Image via The Merry Thought

Image via The Merry Thought

Ingredients:

Floral Donuts

  • Donuts
  • Glaze
  • Edible Flowers

Orange-Glazed Donuts

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons freshly squeezed blood orange juice

For full details on how to make these tasty treats, visit The Merry Thought’s website.

Edible Flower Bark With Sprinkles

Image via Paper And Stitch

Image via Paper And Stitch

Ingredients:

  • White chocolate candy melts
  • Gel Food Coloring
  • Edible flowers
  • Colorful sprinkles
  • Wax paper
  • Sheet pan

To make these sweet delights, visit Paper And Stitch’s website.

Garden of Eden Spring Rolls

Image via Once Upon A Plate

Image via Once Upon A Plate

Ingredients:

  • 1 – 7 ounce package rick sticks (or bean thread noodles)
  • 4 cups very thinly sliced Napa cabbage
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves, thinly sliced (tough stems removed)
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro leaves (stems removed)
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup  thinly sliced fresh Thai or Italian basil leaves (stems removed)
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced on the diagonal (both white and green parts)
  • 1 1/2 cups edible, organic flowers, stems removed
  • 18 spring roll wrappers (Tapioca or rice flour wrappers)

For full details about preparation, visit Once Upon A Plate’s blog.

Dandelion Pancake 

Image via Healthy Green Kitchen

Image via Healthy Green Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup favorite gluten-free flour blend
  • 1/4 cup organic cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup raw/organic milk (or milk substitute)
  • 1 egg, preferably organic and free-range
  • About 30 dandelion flower heads
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Organic coconut oil for frying

For the full recipe and directions, visit their website.

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