Pressing African Daisies in the Microfleur
Have you tried pressing African daisies with the Microfleur? If you have, could you tell me how you do it? I either burn them or undercook them. Thanks!
Yes, I press osteospermum which are part of the same family, and they can be a bit tricky. But, the results are well worth it!
First of all, for best results, try to pick young flowers, as soon as they’ve fully opened, after the morning dew has dried.
To avoid scorching them, I press them in the Microfleur for two or three 30 second intervals with a minute or two between each interval. Then, leaving the flowers inside the cotton liners, I place them on the counter and allow them to fully cool, and then press them again for one or two more 30 second intervals after they’ve rested. If I’m pressing many of them, I might let them sit out overnight, and complete their pressing the next morning.
Keep in mind every microwave is different, but the main point is to let them cool in between microwave intervals. I hope this helps,