This recipe was supposed to be published a couple of weeks ago, but you know, life happens. I actually just got back from Norway a few days ago, from a workshop that I hosted with Krissy and Liv with the help of Sam and Kati, at Melgården which we visited back in December. It was amazing seeing Melgården in summer, but more about this in an upcoming post..
I know that the rosehip bushes are probably no longer in bloom, but I know I’ve seen other rose bushes in bloom that would be perfect to use for rose petal sugar as well. This is sort of a non-recipe recipe, and you can totally wing it with the amount of sugar and rose petals. Do make sure to read the notes about the recipe when you scroll down though! I’m SO glad I have several ziploc bags of this stuff in my freezer now. I’m thinking, cookies? Ice cream?
Rose petal sugar
Some notes about this recipe: Don’t use roses from the florist, they’re usually sprayed and not very fragrant either. Use rose petals from wild growing rosehip bushes or from fragrant roses that grow in your garden. There is no need to pick the whole rose, simply pick the petals (the whole roses in my photos are just for the photos!) and leave the rest. I didn’t wash the petals, I placed them on a piece of kitchen paper to get rid of any bugs or dirt. If you want to, you can wash the petals – just make sure they’re dry before using them. I store the sugar in the freezer as I feel like it preserves the flavour and fragrance longer. This sugar is perfect for sprinkling on cookies, in tea, cocktails or simply use as you would use regular sugar in baking.
- 200 g granulated sugar
- 1 cup rose petals, tightly packed
- Combine sugar and rose petals in a blender or food processor and pulse until the sugar is even in color. Transfer to a ziploc bag or airtight container and place in the freezer.