Rosewater (or rose syrup) is made from the crushed petals of roses, and lends a lovely distinctive floral touch to custards, puddings, pancakes, scones, cookies, pastries, marzipan, ice cream, lassis, and pilaus, and even to sparkling wines or champagne! A little accent of roses goes a long way, so don't overdo!
Richly fragrant golden saffron rice pilaf (pilau) that's delicately scented with rose water & studded with pistachios, almonds, and sultanas, combined with moist, tender chunks of chicken infused with lemon, yogurt and musky spices: this is a FABULOUS one-dish meal! Inspired by a Nigella Lawson recipe, from one of her cookbooks. Wonderful served warm, or at room temperature. Enjoy!
The Monroes often served Waverly Jumbles, the original 1800's recipe from the Monroe Family Recipes Cookbook follows, however I have posted the 'updated' version - which is the same recipe but with more specific directions. The original recipe says "One pound of flour, one-half pound of butter, three-fourths pound of brown sugar, two eggs, one-half teaspoon of nutmeg, two tablespoons of rose water. Roll out long and cut into strips, join into rings and bake." Time to make doesn't include the dough chilling time.
From DeliciousLiving.com. I love to sprinkle rosewater on sliced strawberries and thought it would taste good in this recipe, too. As I was preparing to post this recipe, the idea occurred to me how good blackberries would be as a substitute for the strawberries. Just a thought and a suggestion... Molto facile!
These delicious lavender cookies are a real treat--perfect for tea-time, or for serving out on the veranda with a pitcher of ice-cold lemonade! From The Spice House. Note: Icing amount as written is very generous for these cookies, feel free to reduce to one half or one quarter the recipe, as you like.
From my cottage garden friend Glynnis, who has the most wonderful garden, and much knowledge of herb lore! Try it with lavender, lemon balm (but it will be brown) or rosemary (over pound cake!!). Orange blossoms are delightful! Serve in cocktails, teas, or lemonade. Great drizzled over pancakes, pound cake, fruit or ice cream. Thicken with a little confectioner's sugar for a cookie or cake glaze. A great base for rose jelly, and makes wonderful gifts! She also makes a version with Red Clover, but uses more petals and lets it steep overnight, says it is mostly sweet but very good for you. P.S. You can make a simple undistilled version of orange blossom water or rose water by omitting the sugar in this recipe.
This ice cream is a real treat for all the senses. I wanted to make a special treat for dessert but didn’t have a great deal of time so ended up creating this little beauty! Using store bought strawberry ice cream cuts your work & time in the kitchen in half & the strawberry really brings out the delicate rose flavours. If you're serving the ice cream straight away, you can add the meringue nuggets but if it's to stay in the freezer for a while, you may want to leave them out & make meringue nests to serve the ice cream in instead. Prep time includes freezing time. Please note that the recipes does state 10 tablespoons of rose water - this is because the rose water I used here is a very weak one from East End Foods. If you have a nice strong rose water, from an Arab manufacturer, please only use 4-5 tablespoons...or to taste.
This was the first time I ever made custard-based ice cream, and it was delicious! The rose water and saffron go great together, without overpowering each other. I doubled the original recipe, since most ice cream machines need at least 4 cups of liquid (also because my family gobbled it up in no time!).
A little of this over cut-up fresh fruit which is then chilled -- heaven! You can vary the spices, adding such things as star anise or cardamom pods, cloves, allspice berries. If you have access to unsprayed rose petals, make your own rose water--there are recipes on Zaar--and save a ton of money. Note: cooking time is really cooling time.
This is the Lebanese way of making rice pudding, very simple. The rosewater can be found in gourmet food places and middle eastern food stores, and online. I found it one time at a Kroger. You can substitute with any other flavor you like.
A gorgeous spice cookies that won its category in the Ultimate Recipe Showdown on the Food Network. Courtesy Camilla Saulsbury, Nacogdoches, Texas. Cannot wait to try this one. ***Remember, this dough needs one hour for refrigeration.***
This iced tea is amazing - it smells, looks & tastes divine! This is easy to make, please don't be put off by the time it takes for the rose flavours to infuse.... Time to make doesn't include, chilling or resting time!
Muhallabieh is typically a Lebanese dessert but is popular all over the Middle East in various forms. The best way I could describe it is that it tastes like chocolate covered turkish delight!!! This is a particularly good but very sweet version :) I sometimes like to use almonds in place of the hazelnuts, I also double the rose water & the cocoa powder. I also like to omit the condensed milk & just use all milk (including milk in place of the water) & then sweeten which means that the tart is no longer sickly sweet! Chilling time not included..
Not so much a "recipe" but I make this at least once a week in the summer-if not more often. (I don't even bother peeling the melons or orange.) One of my favorite ways to serve fresh fruit! Recently discovered Temptation melon is really good in this recipe! If I have any raspberries, marionberries, blueberries, blackberries available, I'll throw in a handful of those, too!
Comfort food with an unusual twist for lovers of Turkish Delight. Looks beautiful garnished with fresh rose petals. Note regarding pudding rice: pudding rice is a type of rice sold in the United Kingdom. If you can't find it, use a short grain rice. It doesn't have to be soaked beforehand. Do not use Basmati rice, that's a form of long grain rice!