Foraging & Cooking with Ornamental Purple Plum Blossom: Spring Floral Confections! – Gather Victoria

The following creations will give you some inspiration on the different ways you can use plum blossom. They may or may not make it into the final collection spring recipes (and will still undergo some finishing) but here are a few of my experiments so far…

I use fresh blossoms immediately and store a few branches in a beautiful vase of water if I’m going to be using them later. Right now I’m planning a Plum Blossom Pashka. This lemony cheesecake-like dessert is made with ground almonds and has been a traditional family favorite at Easter Brunch for as long as I can remember.  I’ve got the plum blossoms infusing in cream right now! If it works out I’ll put the recipe up here on the website soon.

Meanwhile here’s to the coming of Spring! And Plum Blossoms!

 

For me, the heady sweet almond-like fragrance of the Ornamental Purple Plum is the very essence of spring. Standing beneath their sensual pink and rose flower-laden branches on a sun-warmed afterno…

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