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Presented with dried hibiscus flowers from Mexico - how to prepare them? what to do?

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susan g added almost 2 years ago

Steep them as tea, to drink hot or to chill as a base for beautiful rosy colored cold drinks.

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susan g added almost 2 years ago

...and here are some recipes on the site. Cupcakes, granita, who knew? And punch too.

Maedl added almost 2 years ago

Are they whole? I have seen whole dried hibiscus flowers plunged into prosecco. They unfold and look lexotic and lovely!

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maryvelasquez added almost 2 years ago

You can make hibiscus simple syrup. Steep the dried flowers in 3/4 cup hot water, then add 3/4 cup sugar. Heat until sugar dissolves. Cool and strain. Try that in margaritas or in fruity ice pops.

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added almost 2 years ago

lucky you!! you can make a rhubarb-hibiscus compote and enjoy it with ice cream, yogurt, plain or in a tart. i just made this crisp which was lovely: cherries, rhubarb, hibiscus! http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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