Once when wondering how I might use my roses to flavor teas, I decided to try and make sugar with the petals. The first try was a disaster. I didn't let the petals dry enough and ended up with moldy sugar. But on the second try it worked beautifully. Then I tried to think of something to do with it other that just put it in tea. So again I experimented and came up with a great recipe, frosting for sugar cookies and petite fours. When trying this, experiment with several different roses, they each have a distinct taste all their own. This is the rose I used most recently. It is "Pat Austin" named after the wife of rose expert David Austin. It has a very distinct tea taste. This is how the petals should look when dried completely.
Rose Petal SugarTomorrow I will post my sugar cookie frosting recipe.
Rose Petal Sugar
- 2 cups of course grain sugar
- Handful of dried rose petals.
Layer petals and sugar in am airtight container and store for at least 1 week, preferably 2.