I hope your day is going well. I am doing great. A few weeks ago my partner got me roses. Last time, I made rose water with the petals, and I still had that so this time I decided to make rose honey.
Some of the benefits of roses according to the Herbal Academy roses can act as:
- blood tonic
- digestive stimulant
- increases bile production
- kidney tonic
- menstrual regulator
My favorite flowers are actually sunflowers, but I do find roses to be gorgeous. I was super excited to make this honey, and when I realized how easy it was, I thought about all the other recipes I could make into jellies.
Rose HoneyPrint Recipe
- 1 cup packed rose petals about 6 medium roses (use organic to cut the pesticides)
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 6 tablespoons of sugar
- 1 pouch of liquid fruit pectin
1. In a large saucepan, combine rose petals, water and lemon juice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered until petals lose their color. Strain, reserving liquid and discarding petals. Return liquid to the saucepan.
2. Stir in sugar. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in pectin. Continue to boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Pour into a jar and cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate up to 3 weeks. Yield: about 1 cup.
Again make sure these flowers are edible.