Today, we are taking a break from needles and threads. The Baking Barrister is back. You may recall the Barrister's bib cookies, some of the darling bibs were decorated with small purple flowers. This flower is known as the borage flower. Today, the Baking Barrister is going to teach us how to dry this edible flower.
gastronomy scene. It was also recently used by Top Chef du jour Michael Voltaggio.
It is unfortunate that the flower wilts and shrivels quite quickly and I recommend that you soak the flower in water for half an hour before using it in a fresh application. My normal treatment of the flower is to line it up (after a quick wash) on a tray and hold down the petals with chopsticks to dry. If you decide to try this, make sure you leave the flower a bit wet so that it sticks on the tray better for drying.
After it has dried, you are left with a perfectly flat flower that has the texture of rice paper for your various decorating needs.
All you need is borage flowers (cleaned and dried), 1 egg white (beaten till loose), regular sugar and parchment paper for drying.
Good luck and happy growing, drying and decorating!
Thanks Baking Barrister! Come back soon!
PS. I am signing off for the weekend, wishing you a happy one,