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DorsetScott



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 14 3:24 pm    Post subject: Elderflower and Rose Petal Syrup  Reply with quote    

Slight experiment started last night, want to see how well this works.
Made a sugar syrup with a litre of water and 2kg caster sugar, 50g citric acid, juice and zest of 2 lemons, stripped 20 elderflower heads into the mix and a couple of big handfuls of Rosa Rugosa petals. Leaving it for 2-3 days (when it'll hopefully take on the colour from the petals) and will strain and taste.

If it works, I'll have something like a rose flavoured elderflower cordial. If it doesn't I'll have a sticky mess.

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 14 3:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Elderflower and Rose Petal Syrup Reply with quote    

DorsetScott wrote:
Slight experiment started last night, want to see how well this works.
Made a sugar syrup with a litre of water and 2kg caster sugar, 50g citric acid, juice and zest of 2 lemons, stripped 20 elderflower heads into the mix and a couple of big handfuls of Rosa Rugosa petals. Leaving it for 2-3 days (when it'll hopefully take on the colour from the petals) and will strain and taste.

If it works, I'll have something like a rose flavoured elderflower cordial. If it doesn't I'll have a sticky mess.


Sounds very nice!

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 14 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Does sound nice. I made elderflower and wild strawberry once, that was nice

gz



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 18 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

has anyone any idea where the rose linky went to?

I've got Elderflowes and petals from Rose Comte de Chambourd, which are nicely perfumed if not a deep red...


Jamanda
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 18 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nice bit of thread necromancy there!

gz



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 18 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've juggled recipes a bit,referred to Minamoo's elderflower and ginger and Nicky colour it green's elderflower....
we'll see how it goes!!

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 18 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Will be interested to hear the results.

gz



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 18 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Awesome, even after only 24 hour's steeping, and with pink roses instead of red....next time....







diluted 50ml to a glassful..with NZ to celebrate!

gz



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 18 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Query from a friend..could she use her Mock Orange/Philadelphus flowers instead of roses or elderflowers?

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 18 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That looks good Gz. What does it taste like?

gz



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 18 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

elderflower plus a hint of rose ...I used 4 lemons instead of 3.5, as I was halving the recipe. Its probably a bit more lemony than intended by Minamoo!!

I think that if it was steeped for a week,not 24 hours, the flowers' flavour would come through even stronger,also had I had the Munstead Wood rose flowers that has a really heady perfume and deep red colour.

Unfortunately that rose had its first bud blown off in a gale this year and hasn't obliged with any more, yet!

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