Edible Decorations: Crystallized Rose Petals

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These make a stunning decorative addition to your ice cream and are easy to make, once you know how. The trick is to be deft and delicate with a light touch. They make great decorations for Valentine's day, weddings and birthdays. They truly are a way to impress all your friends.
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon caster (superfine) sugar
- 1 rose head, freshly picked

Step 1

Break the egg in a bowl and separate it. You will only need the whites. Whisk until light and frothy.

Step 2

With a small, clean paintbrush, lightly coat each rose petal with the frothy part of the egg white, then sprinkle the sugar over and voila! You have sugared rose petals.

Step 3

This tutorial is printed with permission from "Ruby Violet's Ice Cream Dreams: Ice Cream, Sorbets, Bombes, and More" by Julie Fisher and published by Hardie Grant Books.

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