Homemade Crystallized Violets Recipe

Here is the Crystallized Violets Recipe perfect for a Spring project with children.

In the French Riviera, Spring is announced in March when violets start blossoming all around the gardens.

If you don’t use any chemical treatment in your garden, have your own Violets Festival.

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I used them to decorate a Swiss Roll Sponge, you can also use them to decorate the Almond Meringue and Butter Cream cake.





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homemade crystallized violets festival
Homemade Crystallized Violets
Prep Time
40 mins
Total Time
43 mins
Crystallized Violets Recipe perfect for a Spring project with children.
Course: Canned & Jam
Cuisine: French
Servings: 3 jars
Calories: 280 kcal
  • 50 gr violets
  • 1 egg white
  • castor sugar
  1. Pick the flowers with long stems so you can hold them without damaging them.
    weight homemade crystallized violets recipe
  2. Prepare a bowl full of fresh water and rinse the flowers one by one.
    washing homemade crystallized violets recipe
  3. Place them on a cloth to dry, not under the direct sun, but on the kitchen counter.
    cleaning crystallized violets recipe
  4. Slightly whisk the egg white and with a brush spread it inside and outside the flower.
    brushing homemade crystallized violets recipe
  5. Lay them on a parchment paper, remove the stems.
    preparing homemade crystallized violets recipe
  6. Sprinkle the flowers with castor sugar and let them dry out in a warm and dark place for a couple of days.
    drying homemade crystallized violets festival
  7. Once dried store them in an air tight container covering them with sugar.
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Recipe Notes

You can use them to decorate a Swiss Roll Sponge and here is the recipe:   Homemade Crystallized Violets Recipe Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save


  10 comments for “Homemade Crystallized Violets Recipe

  1. Ginny
    14th September 2017 at 6:00 am

    How lovely. I just saw this cake roll recipe the other day. It looks delicious and so nice with the crystallized violets.

    • Laura
      16th September 2017 at 3:52 am

      Thank you Ginny

  2. 14th September 2017 at 6:14 am

    So many options for these! So pretty!

    • Laura
      16th September 2017 at 3:51 am

      thank you

  3. 14th September 2017 at 8:30 am

    Wow, I never realised it was so easy to make your own crystallized flowers! These look so pretty and would be the perfect finishing touch to so many bakes!

    • Laura
      16th September 2017 at 3:51 am

      it is, the secret is not to pick too many violets otherwise it will take ages

  4. 14th September 2017 at 9:00 am

    I have never considered the process of crystallizing violets, and see that it requires a lot of patience. But the results are worth it, they are so lovely to add as decoration.

    • Laura
      16th September 2017 at 3:49 am

      it does require a lot of patience, I always look for little helpers

  5. 14th September 2017 at 9:01 am

    These are so pretty! Such a lovely idea and perfect for decorating cakes 🙂

    • Laura
      16th September 2017 at 3:48 am

      thank you, it is a nice project

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