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Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 05 11:52 am    Post subject: Rose petals  Reply with quote    

There's plenty of dog roses and other wild roses opening now. I think the petals and hips are edible but does anyone do much with them? Could a wine be made or a tea?

We have quite a few in our garden, many probably from the rootstock of old roses but I tend to prefer the simple single pink roses we have.

nettie



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 05 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I made a really disgusting ice cream with them last year.

I think you can make a middle eastern inspired rose petal jelly, and of course there's always Turkish Delight.

judith



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 05 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I always fancied doing crystallised rose petals - paint with egg white and then dip in sugar - but life is probably just too short for that!

How about making rosary beads

cab



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 05 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Crystallised rose petals are nice. As is rose petal wine; make as for any flower wine, really, with something like four, five or six cupfulls of petals. It's one I make sweet, ant it tastes like Turkish delight. Make it dryer and it's an interesting social wine, but I find that it goes down better with most people a little sweet.

There's also rose petal jam; haven't got a recipe handy, but I can dig one out. It doesn't keep so well, but it's nice for a while.

You can, of course, sprinkle handfulls of petals in salads, you can store the petals in sugar (the sugar takes on a tiny bit of the taste), and I'm sure that there are various waters/oils and the like you can make.

Bugs



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 05 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Here is the thread about rose petal wine and one or two other rose petal things - http://forum.downsizer.net/about2827.html&highlight=rose+petal

I might try the sugar. I like looking at the baking aisle in Waitrose and laughing at the vanilla sugar. How much?.

Before they ask me to leave the store of course. I wish people wouldn't keep doing that.

cab



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 05 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The sugar is really, really subtle. Be heavy on the petals, and keep it in a tightly sealed jar. I've also cheated in the past and put a single drop of rose oil in a jar of sugar.

I'd clean forgotten that thread. Your memory, Bugs, is SO much better than mine.

greenbean



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 05 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hi Treacodactyl, How about making yourself some itching powder to put down the pants of people you don't like? I think the rosehips have to be quite ripe. It's been a while since I've done that.

judith



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 05 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Gosh, I had forgotten all about itching powder. Greenbean. I was given a severe telling off at primary school for doing that!

greenbean



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 05 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tut tut, I was more of a victim actually.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 05 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bugs wrote:
Here is the thread about rose petal wine and one or two other rose petal things - http://forum.downsizer.net/about2827.html&highlight=rose+petal

I might try the sugar. I like looking at the baking aisle in Waitrose and laughing at the vanilla sugar. How much?.

Before they ask me to leave the store of course. I wish people wouldn't keep doing that.


I always think that about vanilla pods. does anyone know if you can cheaper anywhere (asian/chinese supermarkets or something?)

can someone post a recipe for turkish delight. I'd love a go for my christmas hampers (does it keep?)

Bugs



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 05 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

275ml hot water
25g powdered gelatine
450g gran sugar
1/2 level tsp citric acid
1 tsp rose essence
colouring if you like
2 oz icing sugar sifted

Put water in to saucepan and sprinke on gelatine, stir until melted ofver lowish heat, add sugar and citric acid, continue to heat until sugar dissolves completely and liquid is clear.

Raise heat slightly and boil steadily for 20 mins, do not stir.

Add rose essence then tint light pink with colouring. Pour in to oiled shallow dish - eg 8 inch round - and stand until cold.

Then refrigerate overnight or at least 12 hours.

Tipp icing sugar on to foil , loosen the edges of T D using a knife dipped in hot water, stand dish for 30 seconds in hot water.

Pull T D out of dish with your fingers and turn on to icing sugar, cut in to 1 inch squares with scissors and roll/coat in icing sugar.

Store in an airtight tin but it doesn't say how long for. Not made it but the recipes in this book have been reliable in the past!

How did we get on to Turkish Delight in Foraging?!

Bugs



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 05 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
I always think that about vanilla pods. does anyone know if you can cheaper anywhere (asian/chinese supermarkets or something?)


The cheapest I've found them is Holland and Barratt..about 3.50 for 4...I've just bought some off Suma, and I think bulk buying from them is possibly the cheapest. You can buy it by the kilo but probably not wise unless you've won the Premium Bonds and have a lot of friends with big families and a baking habit. I think it's because cultivation and preparation is so difficult, I'd have to look it up but I think the orchids have to be hand pollinated and then the pods have to be cured for quite a while to bring out the flavour, another of those things you wonder how on earth did they discover it?

judith



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 05 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You can reuse the pods too - I wouldn't put a new pod in the sugar jar (she says, waiting to be told off for her cavalier kitchen hygiene ).

ButteryHOLsomeness



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 05 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
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I always think that about vanilla pods. does anyone know if you can cheaper anywhere (asian/chinese supermarkets or something?)

can someone post a recipe for turkish delight. I'd love a go for my christmas hampers (does it keep?)


asian other ethnic markets have them cheaper. i have made my own vanilla extract by slicing 3 vanilla beans down lengthwise and putting them in a cheap 75cl bottle of vodka. very potent and excellent taste plus it lasts forever even if you're generous with it like i am!

you can sometimes find vanilla beans cheaply at health food stores

vanilla pods added to sugar do infuse an amazing taste and odour

ButteryHOLsomeness



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 05 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Judith wrote:
You can reuse the pods too - I wouldn't put a new pod in the sugar jar (she says, waiting to be told off for her cavalier kitchen hygiene ).


i've reused the ones used to make vanilla extract. i just dry them out well then put them in the sugar

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