I love the look of sugared berries, they look like they are frozen almost (they would have been PERFECT for my daughters Frozen birthday party, dang it). So when I got asked to create a fun SUMMER cake for the Summer edition of Merry Mag I knew just what I wanted to create… So come back Monday to see a sweet, and EASY summer cake (red white and blue, fresh berries, lemon frosting… )
ANYWAY I decided I wanted to add Candied Strawberries and candied berries to the cake. I was afraid there would be some trick to it, but honestly it couldn’t be EASIER to make! So easy I made you a ONE MIN video! YUP, that easy!
We love fresh berries, but having a sweet crunch is also a fun treat! I can see us making these all summer, to top ice cream, cereal, CAKE, or just enjoy plain! These were gone in MINUTES!
- silpat mat
- 2 C Fresh Berries blueberries, raspberries and blackberries
- 1 egg white
- 1/2 C granulated sugar
- whisk the egg whites so they are no longer stringy
- paint the egg whites onto the berries (you CAN pour the berries straight into the egg whites, but get the foam off or it get's goopy rather than crunchy)
- put into the sugar and shake/coat every site
- place onto a tray and let dry
- to speed things up you CAN turn your oven on to warm, then turn it off, place the tray inside and leave the door ajar, your berries will be ready in 10-15 mins
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how long do the sugared berries keep? and how is the best way to keep them ?
not long – cause we ate them… HAHAHAHA jk, but truthfully they really don’t last long, maybe 12 hours, I kept them out on the cookie sheet to keep them dry, don’t cover or refrigerate them, it would only make them go juicy
Is there an alternative to using the egg whites. I’m concerned about serving raw eggs to my children.
What do you think about using meringue powder instead of egg whites?
I don’t think that would work.
It does work , I saw someone else use it in a video and she said it was faster and edible. It also looks just as great
Couldn’t I use the same method for blueberries and raspberries, that i use for candied strawberries and just dip them in sugar after?
nope – the high heat of the sugar would just pop both berries
Suzette Van Rooyen
Hi. I want to make the sugared berries to put on top of a pudding. Can you please help.
1. Can I make them 5 hours before the time and leave to dry?
2. Can I use castor sugar?
3. Do the egg whites have to be like when you make meringue or just lightly beaten?
I need the, for tonight!!!
yes you can leave them out, yes you can use caster sugar and you don’t want to beat the whites into a meringue, just a light beating to get them foamy
So simple yet exactly what I was looking for…I did do the little cheat and tossed the blueberries into the egg wash after removing the foam because with trying the first attempt with brushing the berries, I realized it was a little too much to get them all covered. When I scooped the berries out of the bowl, I used a slotted spoon and placed them into a Rubbermaid container filled with sugar. After closing the container with its lid, I shook the berries to get a full covering BUT because of my cheating, I did end up with heavily sugared berries because there was too much wash on them. They still tasted great but didn’t look as pretty as yours, Ashlee:)
speed def comes into play when your trying to make a lot, i’m sure they looked just fine!
For those who do not want to use raw eggs, use maple syrup or honey to dip berries, then coat in sugar. Easy peasie.
I use pasteurized egg whites so there is no danger. If you want to use a syrup make sure you water it down so it’s not to thick.