Edible flowers are becoming more and more popular in many wedding cakes and special occasion cakes and pastries. More and more restaurants are also starting to add them on their regular menu, such as on their salads, entree and deserts. These edible flowers can truly make dining experience uniquely wonderful, not just for the pallet but also for the other senses. The edible flowers perfectly complement the taste and the smell of a glorious meal. So what are these edible flowers and why are becoming the thing to include in parties and dining.
Edible flowers and microgreens are really flowers and vegetables that are specially grown as tiny version of the young edible flowers and vegetables. They are not sprouts treated by colors, as what others believe. They are also not young versions of the vegetables, like young corns. They are basically grown to be tiny edible greens and flowers. Hence they are not only great food accents, they are also nitrous and delicious. They have been around since the nineties but because they are not easy to grow. This is the reason why it is only now that they are becoming quite common in the culinary world. Of course not many restaurants use them to add new dimensions to the presentation and taste of their menu but they are becoming more common among exclusive and fine dining restaurants. They are also used in special occasions, such as in wedding cakes. In fact, they add new dimensions to wedding and special occasions cake the way icings and decorations cannot. In cakes and pastries, and even in entrees, they are crystallized so that they will have incredible sweet taste.
Edible flowers and microgreens are more than just accents to cakes, pastries, entrees and desserts. Many of these edible flowers add flavor to where they are used. For entree the tiny flowers from different herbs, such as chive and rosemary flowers can add flavors to any dish despite their tiny sizes. The most creative chefs around have in fact used them in variety of ways, from decorating cakes to making the most inspired and wonderful cocktails. Of course the microgreens and flowers are also nutritious. Just like their regular size counterparts for example, such as basil, the edible basil flower have the same nutritional benefits. Compared with the other food accents which are usually sugar made, the microgreens are more nutritious. And because of these nutritional benefits more and more restaurants are including them in their menu. And their decision pays off because for those who have not yet tried them, they are guaranteed treats. As for those who already did, they usually come back for other ways these microgreens and flowers are used. Read more about this topic at this link.