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
- 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
- Edible Flowers
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.