Tulip Vinegar

by Michelle on May 10, 2010

When I was younger I made many flavored oils and vinegars but as my life became more and more complicated priorities took over and some fun activities were eliminated. Why is that? Why do I eliminate fun from my life? As I glanced out my office window I knew rediscovering a tiny bit of a too-long-forgotten fun was going to be easy and it was now in bloom.

Making flavored vinegars is a simple process and most of the work is waiting for the vinegar flavor to “bloom”! Here are my vinegars beginning to ferment and you can see the beginnings of a hint of color and of course you can also see a big Rottweiler butt in between the jars!









Four hours later…WOW, look at the color so far!









Tulip Vinegar
Recipe developed by BigBlackDog

Quart of 6% White Vinegar
Dozen or so Tulips
Materials:
1 qt canning jar and lid
Pick the tulips and strip off each petal, set aside petals and discard the rest of the tulip.

Sterilize the jar by immersing both the jar and the lid in boiling water for at least 10 minutes.

While the jar is hot, add vinegar and tulip blossoms. Seal the jar and let steep until cool enough to touch. Place jar in refrigerator and let it sit for 4 days. Strain and discard petals.

Please NOTE: Any infused vinegar must be kept refrigerated and used within 3 months.




As for taste…well that is difficult to describe. It is very pleasant and somewhat sweet like a drop or 2 of honey vinegar if there is such a thing! I will use the tulip vinegar in my breads, salad dressings and there’s nothing like a tsp of vinegar to bump up the flavor of chocolate cupcakes.









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  • Julie Harward May 10, 2010 at 4:30 am

    Hi there…I hope you have had a very good day! I have never heard of tulip ving. it sounds great! And it looks so very pretty! I love all your ideas! Come say hi 😀

  • Old Pop May 10, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Good to have you back. Hope your “procedure” went well.

  • Angie's Recipes May 10, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    I didn’t know we can make floral acid from tulips…how fun!

  • Velva May 10, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    That is impressive vinegar! Who would of thought that you could flavor vinegar with tulips. I learn something new everyday. Thanks for sharing.

  • Marnie May 11, 2010 at 2:52 am

    I have never heard of tulip vinegar- Very cool idea!

  • alexandrine May 11, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Very nice new blog !!!
    To late for this year for the vinegar, my tulips are “dead”!! they don’t like all the rain we have. ;-DDD
    Take care off you !!

    Alexandrine

  • Raina May 11, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    My gosh..this sounds wonderful. I have never seen this before.

  • Mimi May 11, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    I’ve never heard of tulip vinegar. It looks so pretty and sounds delicious.
    Mimi

  • Kate a' la Southern Belle Simple May 11, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Hey lady….I love your blog so much, I’ve given you an award! http://southernbellesimple.blogspot.com/2010/05/major-award.html

  • Tracy May 11, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Interesting idea! Love the colors!

  • Joanne May 11, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Whoa, how crazy unique are THESE! I am super amazed. I love your idea to use them in chocolate cupcakes/cakes. Mmm so good.

  • Maggy @ Three Many Cooks May 11, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Absolutely beautiful photos and a great idea.

  • Koek! May 12, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Oh wow, never mind just fun, they’re absolutely GORGEOUS! I’ve never seen such a thing… Pity I’ll have to wait for spring (here in South Africa) before I can give this a try.

  • tasteofbeirut May 12, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Michelle

    That is by far the most original vinegar I have ever seen! Did not know tulips were edible! Pretty colors too

  • Sophie May 13, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Waw!! What 2 georgous tulips vinegars!! what a COOL idea!!

    Stunning!

  • Jen @ How To: Simplify May 13, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Wow, this is so creative! What a great idea!

  • pam May 14, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    I’ve made infused vinegars before, but never tulip!

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