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Wild Rose Jelly


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I got this recipe from a book a friend gave me. Cooking with Flowers by zack handle. Ive never made jelly before, but this turned out pretty well.

 

2 1/2 cups canned apple juice, 1 quart fresh wild rose petals tightly packed, 3 3/4 cups sugar, 1/2 bottle certo (I used half a pouch), red food coloring or carmine, parrafin

 

heat apple juice to boiling point, but do not boil. place washed and drained rose petals in large saucepan and pour hot apple juice over them. Bring to boil and boil for 20 minutes. strain off juice into another saucepan. Add sugar, stir. add two drops of carmine, or coloring to tint to rose color. Bring to boil stirring. Add certo. boil for 1 more minute. pour at once into sterilized jelly jars, cover with paraffin. makes 6 standard jelly jars full.

 

I did not use paraffin. I simply placed jars upside down for 24 hours allowing them to seal.

 

I recommend serving with scones and cream. yummy

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sadly, no poppies. It didn't really take long to collect the petals, but there is a large thicket behind my house. the trick is getting good ones. i thought the jelly would taste weird, but it is actually very good.

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We (Greece) make sweets out of rose petals as well as everything else, including orange rind, grapefruit rind, walnuts. pistachios,etc. even baby eggplants. They are called γλυκό του κουταλιού , or spoon sweets. Rose is quite popular, though we do not make ours with juice-just roses, suger, water and some lemon juice. The net is full of recipes-though it is not solid like jelly but a thick syrupy like preserve. Search greek spoon sweets for recipes. Yum!!!

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Yum, sounds very good. That's a great project for today, actually... They're all still blooming like crazy up here. I'll let you know how it turns out! I think I'll use pectin instead of parrafin though, I don't like that sort of "waxy" taste.

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I haven't ever made jelly before either but this sounds delicious. When I read the title my brain said "put it on scones!" :) I'll have to try and make scones too. *makes a list*

 

We (Greece) make sweets out of rose petals as well as everything else, including orange rind, grapefruit rind, walnuts. pistachios,etc. even baby eggplants. They are called γλυκό του κουταλιού , or spoon sweets. Rose is quite popular, though we do not make ours with juice-just roses, suger, water and some lemon juice. The net is full of recipes-though it is not solid like jelly but a thick syrupy like preserve. Search greek spoon sweets for recipes. Yum!!!

Agreed! Where I lived in England we had a great Greek store near by and I loved the rose, and pistachio sweets they had in there.

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