You’ve seen the charcuterie rose, well it’s time for the Lemon Flower – a delightful addition to any table, brunch buffet or breakfast board. It is also perfect for tea time! Whether you’re planning a baby shower, bridal brunch, or just want to dress up your morning cup of tea, these edible blossoms are sure to elevate your dining experience. In this blog post, I’ll guide you through the steps of creating a Lemon Flower using slices of lemons, for all of your party needs.
- Fresh lemons
- Small ramekin or bowl
- Cutting board
Building the Petals: Start by washing and drying your lemons thoroughly. Using a sharp knife and a steady hand, slice the lemons into thin, even rounds. Now, take your small ramekin and begin placing the lemon slices along the edge, overlapping them slightly to form the outer layer of petals. This first layer creates the foundation for your Lemon Flower, so take your time to ensure a neat and aesthetically pleasing arrangement.
Layering Half Slices: Once the outer layer is complete, move on to the second layer by adding half slices of lemons. This step adds depth and texture to your Lemon Flower. Carefully arrange the half slices in a circular pattern, making sure to maintain the overlap with the first layer. This gradual progression from full slices to half slices mimics the natural structure of a flower and enhances the visual appeal.
Crafting the Center: The pièce de résistance of your Lemon Flower lies in the center. To achieve this, roll slices of lemon into tight cylinders and place them in the middle of your ramekin. These rolled slices create the intricate core of your flower, completing the overall design. Adjust the positioning as needed, ensuring a well-balanced and harmonious composition.
Tips for Presentation: For an added touch of elegance, consider placing your Lemon Flower on a bed of fresh mint leaves or a decorative plate. You can also drizzle a hint of honey or sprinkle powdered sugar over the creation to enhance the flavor and presentation. Experiment with different citrus fruits or mix and match colors for a diverse display.