SUMMER'S END TREAT: CANDIED RASPBERRIES
I first started to candy small things such as violets and small fruits after an early Martha Stewart covered the technique in one of her "Good Things" sections. To behold a menagerie of sugar-encrusted sweets on the glossy pages was akin to the magic of tooth fairies, Hans Christen Andersen story magic, princess dowries and other sugar-plum dotted dreams I had on my mind at 11 years old. So I set to work -- and I still do on occasion. When life hands you lemons, make some sparkling raspberries.
To Make Any Sugared Fruit, You'll Need:
- an egg white, beaten
- sanding/pearl sugar (like this)
- small paint brush
- parchment paper
Lightly brush washed and dry fruit, such as small apples, grapes or raspberries, with a light coating of egg white. Gently roll in a pile of sanding sugar. Place on a parchment-paper lined pan and let dry out for about an hour. Serve immediately atop a cake or alongside an afternoon cup of tea.