Rose

Recipe 1: Rose Petal Butter

Ingredients:

  • 125 g unsalted butter, soften
  • 1 tsp fine sugar
  • 1 cup rose petals (the fragrant type – unsprayed with chemicals), washed, dried and chopped

Method:

  1. Mix all the 3 ingredients together.
  2. Place it is container and refrigerate to harden. Use with bread or as required.

Recipe 2: Rose Petal Honey

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup rose petals (the fragrant type – unsprayed with chemicals), washed and dried

Method:

  1. Heat the honey in a pot on low heat until it turns runny.
  2. Add the rose petals and simmer on very low heat for 45 mins, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and cool it. Use with bread or as required.
  3. If you do not want the rose petals, you can strain it. 

Recipe 3: Rose Glazed Brie Cheese

Ingredients:

  • 150g brie
  • 1 cup rose petals (the fragrant type – unsprayed with chemicals), washed and dried
  • 1 tbsp gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 cup apple juice

Method:

  1. Remove the rind from the top of the cheese.
  2. Arrange rose petals on and around brie wheel.
  3. In a small bowl, soften gelatin in the 1/4 cup cold water for 5 minutes. In a saucepan set over moderate heat, combine apple juice with softened gelatin and heat, stirring, until gelatin is dissolved. Transfer to a bowl and let cool, stirring.
  4. Gently brush flowers and cheese with gelatin mixture and chill until set. Serve with crackers bread or as required. 

NB: Please do not buy the commercial roses as they have pesticide sprayed on it. The roses have to be organically grown. So grow them in your garden or balcony.