Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Precious Petals~

I have many roses in bloom right now..but all my white ones are being eaten alive~

Thank goodness..some of my bright pinks and fushias were safe:)

I made some rose petal jelly~
I always wanted some..and I know my roses are pesticide free:) No wonder 1/2 are eaten alive!

Can you smell it?

I love the scent..It's like when I bake or cook w/ lavender.
It works for me..

I found many rose petal jelly recipes and rose petal jam..
I opted for Rose petal Jam..But called it Jelly:)

Rose Petal Jam

1/2 pound pink or red edible rose petals*
2 cups sugar, divided
4 1/2 cups water
Juice of 2 lemons (approximately 1/2 cup)

Clip and discard bitter white bases from the rose petals; rinse petals thoroughly and drain.

Place rose petals in a bowl and sprinkle enough sugar to coat each petal. Let set overnight.

In a saucepan over low heat, place remaining sugar, water, and lemon juice; stirring to dissolve sugar. Stir in rose petals and let simmer 20 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil; continue boiling for approximately 5 minutes until mixture thickens and the temperature on a candy thermometer reaches 221 degrees F. or until a spoonful dropped onto a cold plate jells and holds its shape. Remove from heat.

After boiling, transfer the jam into hot sterilized jars. Fill them to within 1/4-inch of the top. Wiipe any spilled jam off the top, seat the lid, and tighten the ring around them. Cover, label, and store in a cool place.

Makes 1 pound of jam.

After selecting my roses carefully.. I found I only had two perfect I quartered the recipe~

It's ok..It made one small Fairy Jar~ And I am the only one that will eat it here~


  1. Monique, Everything you make is beautiful, even your jam.

  2. I'll bet the kitchen was so fragrant while you were cooking that jam! It is beautiful -

  3. I have always wanted to make rose petal jam as well. Kudos to you for actally doing it! It looks delicious!

  4. I always wanted to make it also:) Thank you!
    I'll try the jelly next time..

  5. I never try rose petal jam before. But I guess it'll be delicious as just by looking at your photo, i'm drooling

  6. An old college professor used to come over to our house and beg for rose petals to make jam. We thought she was crazy. After seeing yours, I think we were the crazy ones. I would love to try that on a scone.

  7. Such an interesting recipe! Any chance you want to take part in a jam exchange? I’m hosting one this month over at my blog :)