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11 - To Candy marigolds


This is an excerpt from Delights for Ladies
(England, 1609)
The original source can be found at Kirrily Robert's website

11 - To candy Marigolds, Roses, Borage or Rosemary flowers. Boil sugar and Rose-water a little upon a chafingdish with coales: then put the flowers (being thorowly dried either by the Sun, or on the Fire) into the sugar, and boile them a little: then strew the powder of double refined Sugar upon them, and turne them, and let them boile a little longer, taking the dish from the fire: then strew more powdered Sugar on the contrary side of the flowers. These will dry of themselves in two or three houres in a hot sunny day, though they lie not in the Sunne.

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