A Rose by any other name...
- the subject of philosophy of language as in Shakespeare's "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet."
- The symbol of love, the heart and the flower for the month of June
- the olfactory object lingering after a saint--(Catholics will know which saint is known for the rose scent.)
A fragrant rose is one of the few things that will stop me in my tracks.
So, no surprise when my nephew brought in this beautiful and highly fragrant rose. We had to immediately make 2 pints of rose sugar from its healthy petals.
If you happen upon a beautifully fragrant rose or other flower, I'd advise you to do the same, Stop what you're doing and preserve those petals in a glass jar with pure cane sugar for a real culinary treat.
You'll need 3 items:
Freshly picked, clean, organic, fragrant flower. Pluck the undamaged petals only, lay out on a piece of waxed paper
Clean and dry glass jar with a wide mouth. Those leftover glass pickle jars work well. Re-label with your own homemade labels or file labels or even use your business cards,
Pure cane sugar.
Assembly is easy. Layer sugar, alternate with rose petals. Make sure they're clean and dry. They'll dehydrate further in the sugar.
Cover, store in your pantry. The scent and flavor will permeate the sugar in a couple of weeks.
Delicious in tea, sprinkled on your homemade cookies or rolled on outside of truffles or other candies for the holidays!
Posted by Karen
at 11:30 CDT
Updated: Saturday, 12 July 2014 20:00 CDT