Make your own syrup with poppies !
It's this time of year where the countryside is covered with colourful flowers like sunflowers, lavenders, and... poppies !
Do you know that you can harvest the poppies petals and make a delicious syrup with them ? The petals are like silk in your fingers, so sweet !
poppy petals (corn poppy / Papaver rhoeas)
Remove poppy petals (use only corn poppy, do not use garden or any other type of flowers) and put them into a saucepan. Pour just enough water over it so that it is covered. Start to warm it over medium heat and give it a stir once in a while. As soon as the petals turn white sieve and mesaure the liquid. Heat liquid with the same amount of sugar (so for 100 ml syrup you'll need 100 g of sugar) until it reaches 72, but not higher than 85°C. Now the syrup is ready to be filled into glasses. Consume only in small amounts.
Recipe from Almond Corner Blog
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