More Jam recipes anyone ? Easy rose petal jam recipe is a simple delicious recipe made with fresh rose petals and is perfect on toast, scones, cakes and ice creams or smoothies.
My experience of rose petal jams goes back to my childhood in India. There used to be a small shop on a busy road which specialized in all things roses and rose petals delicacies. His shop was always crowded and he offered some of his preps to taste. His specialty was called Gulkand in Hindi. Translated in short for roses in sugar syrup and that looked like a jelly.
I heard from some friends that Gulkand tasted good, so I had to taste it once. However, it was too sweet for my taste when eaten without a toast. But, nonetheless it was delicious, not sure if I would eat it today. My tastes have changed over the years.
ROSE PETAL JAM FROM ORGANIC ROSES
Given a chance, I would probably plant a lot of roses in our garden. But I have to be practical, since I am not much of a gardener. Maybe, I can dream of it for a later date. As of now we have planted 2 rose bushes and they smell so good and we take good care of them. By beginning of May these roses were blooming and by the end of May, the bushes are full of roses.
I made some rose water with some of the roses and I love that our roses are not just for decoration. Since, the roses don’t last that long on the bushes, I cut them just before the petals fall off. Its nice to put them into good use as rose petals are edible too. And why not make a Jam similar to Gulkand out of these petals. Therefore, I have started making them too. Lets dive into this easy rose petal jam recipe.
ROSE PETAL JAM RECIPE VIDEO
INGREDIENTS FOR ROSE PETAL JAM
2 cups of tightly packed organically grown washed rose petals ( make sure its clean with no bugs in it )
2 cups of pectin sugar ( I prefer using this as its easily available to me )
1 1/2 cups of filtered water. I used Berkey water
2 to 3 table spoons of freshly pressed lemon juice
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED
Heavy bottom saucepan and a wooden ladle
Sterlized glass jars
A funnel for pouring into the jar
- Place water and roses in a saucepan. Bring to a gentle simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add sugar into the saucepan, stirring till the sugar dissolves completely
- Add freshly squeezed lemon juice. You will notice that the color will change..
- Continue simmering and stirring constantly for about 20 minutes.
- At this stage you could do the plate test, by dropping a few drops on to a frozen plate and tilt it. Repeat till the jam forms a skin and stops flowing. Your jam is now ready for bottling.
- Switch off the heat and pour into sterilized jars set on a tea towel.
- Leave a little gap and close the jar tightly.
- This jam freezes well in case you choose not to can.
- Because the jam spreads so well, it is great on toast.
- You can add a little jam to cold milk resulting in rose milk which is really delicious.
- On ice creams, cakes and scones. The options are endless.
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