While cooking with roses seems like a trendy hipster technique for menu items like rose lattes, it’s actually something that people have been doing for centuries in both sweet and savory dishes. If you love cooking or just want to give this a try, adding rose to your dishes will create a unique experience!
For all cooking techniques, it’s important to use culinary grade petals. If you decide to use home grown petals, makes sure there are not chemicals or pesticides. This is NOT an opportunity to repurpose your old bouquet roses.
- Flavored sugar
This works incredibly well in sweet baked goods or even to flavor your beverages. Making it is super easy as well. Just layer a 1:2 ratio of sugar to petals in an airtight container and let it marinate for 2-3 weeks. Take out the petals and you are left with rose flavored sugar!
- Savory rubs
Rose petals can elevate savory dishes by adding a unique profile to spices. Simply grind the rose petals up and add it you favorite spice combo.
- Rose water/infusions
Rose water or rose infused oils are used in cooking to enhance the rose flavor of a dish. Rose water is great for keeping cakes moist while give them a flowery profile.
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