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Zen and the Art=Mixx of Crystallization

I have been delinquent baker lately.  Sunshine in NYC calls for bikes, beaches, BBQs and not baking.  However, an exciting chance to work with Streetwater and provide some boozy treats for Art=Mixx, an evening of amazing art, meeting new people, cocktails, and live jazz, made me turn the oven back on.

Last night, I crystallized cilantro leaves for garnish.  It’s a bit time consuming, so I called my mother and over analyzed all of my recent life choices while I was at it.  Revelations: my mother is concerned about my display of typical piscean tendencies and there is a pleasing monotony to crystallizing.

This post from Mouth of Wonder was wonderfully informative.  I preheated my oven to 150, turned it off and then made the leaves.  By the time they were ready to go in the oven, it was the perfect temperature to dry them out (like a classic meringue) without baking them to a crisp.

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One thought on “Zen and the Art=Mixx of Crystallization

  1. Pingback: Sober Sunday: Watermelon Hearts « The Boozy Bakeshop

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