Wild flower sweets

My back yard was full of catsear or false dandelion flowers, so I decided to make a sweet treat with the flower heads.Image_49.png

Catsear weeds are very similar to dandelions and recipes for one can be used for the other. I began by picking just the flower heads, the sap stains so gloves might be a good idea.

Then I mixed up some brown sugar and water, put it over some heat to make sure the sugar was dissolved and then I placed the flower heads in the cooled sugar water. Keep the flower heads upright and gently submerge them, they'll pop back up with sugar water in their crevices. Leave them to soak, the longer the better. Then place them on a baking sheet, heat your oven to 350 F, and bake for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat on your oven, but leave the flowers in there until they're crispy. Enjoy an almost free snack!

Blog posted on Saturday June 24th 2017 11:22:00 GMT -07:00