I love roses, they are beautiful, they smell divine and are extremly tasty!
My grandma made traditional jams from them, that means with cooking. I, on other hand, want to keep all the goods. That's why I mainly do raw rose petals in sugar.
Step 1: What Species of Roses Are Perfect for Preserves:
Rose Louise Odier
Step 2: What Do You Need?
1 cup of sugar, it can be sugar of your choice brown, white ect
2 cups of rose petals of your choice
Step 3: Optional
You can cut the bitter end of the rose petals
Step 4: How to Make It?
Put all ingredients in kitchen mortar with pestle and pound it on homogeneous mass
Step 5: How to Use It?
add it to all desserts
to teas, herbal teas
make rose candies from it , simply heat it on pan, till it will dissolve and pour into molds
Step 6: How to Preserve It for Later?
put rose petals with sugar to jars , pasteurize for 10 mins and put under blanket for next 2 hours
it will easy last for whole year, I kept few jars in basement for 2 years and there where still perfect
cook rose petals with sugar and pour it to jars (it won't be raw)