I’m really enjoying foraging for yummy things to eat. Like dandelion leaves and day-lily buds. I look at the world around me very differently now. Riding down the road in the car I see edible flowers, greens, and berries everywhere. I also see a lot of plants that I don’t know but wonder what they are and if I can eat them.
Queen Ann’s lace is a flowering weed. It is related to the carrot and is also known as wild carrot. It is edible. It goes especially well with white chocolate.
I melted a bar of white chocolate and brushed it with a pastry brush onto wax paper on a baking sheet. I brushed a very thin layer in one direction then another very thin layer in another direction and so on. I did about 10 layers in various directions. Then I took some Queen Ann’s lace blossoms and tore off the very tips and laid them on the sheet of chocolate. It was a little tedious to lay out each little flower but it smelled really good. Then I took the rest of the chocolate and put it in a snack bag with a tiny corner cut off as a makeshift pastry bag. I drizzled the rest of the chocolate on the top of the flowers, not covering them completely. Then I let it solidify, broke it up, and ate it!
It tasted good, but the flower taste wasn’t quite strong enough. I might try a denser layer of flowers to add more of their taste to it. But overall it was surprisingly yummy. Definitely very delicate and an adult taste, kids probably wouldn’t enjoy it. But a very classy finish to a meal. Maybe even a foraged meal!