These rose petal recipes, (or recipes using rose petals), can be made using roses from your garden.
But only use the petals:
~If you garden Organically!~
Note: Make sure there is NO pesticide spray on any petals you use! Never use petals from roses that come from the florist, nursery, or any place other than Your Own garden!
It is best to gather the flowers in the morning, from flowers that are just about opening, to have the most amount of perfume oil still in the petals.
Important Be sure to cut off the white base on each clump of petals, this part is very bitter.(some disagree, and feel this is not necessary) Taste them, to decide for yourself, if you feel it worth the trouble.
Enjoy these rose petal recipes!
You should Not use aluminum pans in your recipes as it breaks down vitamin C, and changes the color and flavor of your petals.
Stainless steel or glass pans are highly recommended.
All scented roses can be used, but here are a few repeat-blooming varieties that are reliable and produce lots of blooms.
Eutin Hansa Louis Philippe Maggie Mrs. B. R. Cant
4 cups rose petals
4-6 cups water
1/2 tsp lemon juice
Simmer petals in water until the liquid is colored from the petals. (usually 30 minutes)
Strain and discard petals
Simmer liquid until water is reduced to 1 1/2 cup liquid (usually takes about 1 hr.)
Add 2 cups sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
Boil until sugar is dissolved, but not caramelized.
Bottle in sterilized jars
2 cups fragrant, and fresh petals
3 cups water
Honey or sugar to taste
Remove the bitter white part at the base of the rose flower.
Place petals in pan, cover with water, and simmer about 5 minutes, or until petals become dark and discolored
Remove from heat
Strain into tea cup
Add sugar or honey to taste
8 oz. Rose petal Tea (recipe above)
8 oz. Water
4 oz. Superfine Sugar
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 envelope gelatin Make a pot of very strong Rose Petal Tea (from the Rose Petal Recipe above) In a large pot, add boiling water, orange juice, and sugar.
Heat until sugar is dissolved.
Put gelatin in a small bowl or cup, add enough boiling water to dissolve gelatin. Stir to dissolve.
Add to water
Mix in pre-made Tea
Heat slightly- Strain
Pour into sterile jars- seal-refrigerate
If you like eating your roses, view more
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