Some of you may recall I purchased this book last summer:
To be honest, I didn't really "get to it" last year, but am determined to do better this summer.
So with the lilac and tulips waning, it seemed like the perfect time!
The critical thing is to clean those lilac blossoms well. It is amazing how many little critters get into the tiny flowers...
The picture below shows the blossoms 'steeping' in their simple syrup:
Already beginning to take on a lovely pinky hue...
And the piece de resistance is serving your lilac sorbets in tulip cups:
Scoop in your sorbet, and enjoy!
Very little work and very lovely and distinctive tasting. The tulips themselves were quite tasty as well!
How impressive would this be for a dinner party????
A caveat: I would NOT do this with store-bought tulips or lilacs. You simply have no idea what they have been sprayed with to keep them fresh for the journey. These were picked from my completely organic garden(s), so I was confident about them.
This is the beginning of my love affair with flower cooking... It makes the nasturtiums and squash blossoms I had previously been cooking with seem like mere child's play!
What do you think? Would you try this?
Have a great Saturday!