July 20, 2013

How to Make Rose Syrup / Homemade Rose Syrup (From Scratch) / Rose Syrup


Dishing turns "One" today - We made this together!
Thank you Radhi, Viewers, Co-Blogger's, Followers through FB / GFC / PINTREST and everyone associated. 
Happy to Thank my Hubby and Daughter, who supported me through out!





         I had GREAT Birthday & Wedding anniversary bashes this year.  Big surprises from my friends and family on my birthday were the best ever. Wedding day was on July 4th which is the Independence day in the USA. So, its like our marriage anniversary being celebrated by the entire country. Some of our friends assembled at our local park to witness the fireworks in the night. We had a great grill party; Cakes and Flowers were over flowing. So lucky that I'm around such wonderful friends, in simple - BLESSED!




           Why this long story short - because Rose syrup preparation is the result of those 12 Red rose Bouquet flowers presented for our anniversary. When I told my hubby that I used those roses to make syrup...he told me this "Wow - thats good, did you just add some hot water and sugar? That is how you extract right"...hmmm...then I knew he knows some COOKING STUFF too...Well am sure those flowers would be happy that I used them to the core :). This is the original color of syrup with no food colors added...Trust me you will never regret again in future for throwing away your Red rose bouquet flowers.






Ingredients:
Red Rose petals - 1/2 heaping cup or of 4 big roses(Fresh flowers)
(Alternate by store brought Dried roses - 1/2 cup(heaping cup)
Water - 2 cups or 500ml
Sugar - 1-1/2 cups
Clove - 1 no

Method:
  • Clean rose petals in water (Please note some flowers contain pesticides sprayed) Arrange it on a cookie or pizza tray. Heat your oven in the minimum temperature, mine is 200'F. Keep the tray on the top rack and let it dry for 30 minutes. Remember not to switch on the timer, we need only the heat to dry or just sun dry for 2 days(1/2 hour every day). Avoid this process if store brought dry rose petals are used.

  • Boil the water. Place these petals in a jar and pour the boiled water, stir for 5 seconds. Let it cool down to room temperature, then refrigerate for 12 to 15 hours.


  • Strain the water to a pan(Your rose water will be dark). Place the pan on medium flame and add sugar, clove to the pan. Keep stirring to dissolve the sugar. After the foam starts clearing, water starts to boil. Let it simmer for 10 minutes, switch off.


  • Cool completely. It achieves syrup consistency after cooling down. Store(along with the clove) and use for your ice creams, milk shakes or juices.



My Notes:
  • Type of Rose used is based on your own preference. I used big Red roses, Button roses or roses used for making rose water can also be used.
  • Dried roses are available online which has more flavor and color, but I prefer making them with fresh roses. 
  • Sugar can be increased/decreased according to your requirement or thickness of syrup. (Minimum of 1cup and maximum of 1-2/3 cups)
  • Cardamon, Cinnamon, Star anise are other ingredients that can be added but remember it might make the syrup stronger in flavor and smell. I avoided them intentionally to let the actual rose flavor remain.
  • Shelf like is more than a month but refrigeration is also accepted.




Happy To link this recipe for the event "Cooking With Herbs and Flowers"  by PJ of "Seduce your Tastebuds"



101 comments:

  1. Ahh beautiful !!!That must be smelling like heaven all over the place and just love the color too..

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  2. Wonderful snaps Divya and a happy bloggiversary. I love rose syrup very much. Have it with chilled milk. yumm.

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    1. Thank you radhika...i do love that with chilled milk

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  3. Happy Blog Anniversary Divi. I didn't know making rose syrup was so easy. I would buy myself a bouquet to make this syrup. Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. you are my inspiration...I dont have words to thank you....ha ha...am sure you will love it

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  4. Happy blog anniversary,thanks for sharing this,looks very easy,will try it.

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  5. Beautiful captures Divya :) and really what a way to use up your roses and still enjoy them even days later. Belated Anniversary wishes (wedding) and happy blog birthday :) you are a joy to follow. Admire your cooking, clicking and writing skills. Cheers to all that's yet to come ;)

    Love
    Priya

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    1. Thank you so much for your wishes priya...when i have such lovely people like you around to encourage and blog together am sure will make years here with happiness of sharing recipes :)

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  6. Congratulations Divya for your first blog anniversary. It is a milestone indeed. I was touched by your intelligent and thoughtful idea of using rose flowers. Mounds and mounds of beautiful flowers land up in dust bins after being used to wish birthdays and anniversaries. You have made such a beautiful use of them for such a special occasion.
    Your rose syrup looks so colourful and above all it is home made and natural.

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    1. Thank you so much namitha...yes i can say i was so satisfied after making this syrup that i did not waste those flowers and my friends were so happy hearing the way i did...i can say blogging is helping me a lot from learning to use things in all the ways :)

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  7. A yr, Divs!!! Congo lady...wish u many many more blogging years 2 come.. and rose syrup frm scratch!!! Lovely! We love our rose milk so having it without additives is a good idea... thumbs up mate...love ur spirit!!! :)

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  8. Oh! what an excellant post... love the way u used those blessed flowers... belated wedding anniversary wishes... happy first blog baby birthday... I love rose milk shake at any time... I can feel the aroma here... keep rocking divya....

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  9. congrtas akka and more miles to go and u inspired through your photography lovely wishes from ur sis and happy blogging

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  10. Congrats on your first blogiversary....This recipe is very simple and a nice way to use the rose petals. Love that red colour. Nice clicks...Those cute little hands added the sweetness to your rose syrup ;)

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  11. Hi Divya,

    Congratulations on the first bloggiversary. I always sun dry the rose petals as I love the natural process of drying! But if course If i had 12 rise boquets in my home I would be non plussed too!

    Shobha

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  12. Congratulation dear and happy blog anniversary .....Great recipe....

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  13. Congrats Divya on your blog anniversary, wish you many many more sucesses in the coming years. Rose syrup looks awesome, I have not made it from the scratch, very very lovely clicks....
    Happy blogging and keep going girl...

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  14. Oh! What an excellent post dear... Love it a lot and love the way u used those blessed flowers into yummy syrup... am gr8 fan for rose milkshake at all time... Belated wedding anniversary n Happy first blog baby birthday Divya... Keep rocking... can feel the lovely aroma here...;) surely gonna try soon...

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    1. Thank you viji...would love to hear after your try

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  15. Congrats!!!! Stunning Clicks too......

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  16. Hi Divya..all my belated wishes for your B'Day and wedding anniversary..So you had a rocking time ? Cheers !

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  17. Its also popularly made over my place. I have roses in my garden and you just reminded me that to use them for such a natural flavored syrup.

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  18. I was shocked to read that it has no artifical colour.. A very good way to use flowers.. By the way wish you a very happy belated aniversary..
    Keep in touch
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

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  19. wow.ncie cliks n congrats dear.

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  20. all the pics r beautifully captured Divya....Love those cute little hands holding the bottle :)

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  21. happy belated anniversary..interesting dish...wonderful clicks...

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  22. this is the best ! rose syrup at home ! its awesome that u did not throw away those bouquets Divya . U put them into good use. Congrats on ur anniversaries ! the pics are too good, esp the ones with ur little doll's hands !

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  23. Congrats Divya. Loved the pics. Rose syrup looks yum.

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  24. loved this "from scratch" recipe which is otherwise considered difficult to make, thanks for sharing :-)
    Have a good day !!!

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  25. congrats divya ! thats a cute one :) home made is always spl ! could feel the rose aroma !

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  26. Congrats Divya ji.. Way more to go :) I love the 'How to make at home' section of yours.. U make them sound simple, cost effective & healthy !! Same with this one too.. Love the dark colored syrup. It must have smelled like heavens na??

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  27. Congrats ! Wishing you many more wonderful milestones :) Amazing pictures....loved the one with ur little one holding the bottle ! Great recipe,very useful :)

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  28. Woohoo, Divya :):) Congratulations on your first blog birthday and a very belated happy anniversary! I love the way you show us the dishes, right from the first step to the last with so many tempting pictures and a well detailed complimentary write-up, cooking truly becomes a joy when learnt with talented bloggers like you. It feels great to have connected with you, here's wishing you lots and lots of dishing years ahead of you. Way to go, dear. :)

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  29. brilliant can never imagine tis can be made.. hv bookmarked hope i can find some fresh flowers.. brilliant work.. i love rose essence so much ..love to jus mix wit water n gulp it..

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    1. Thank you kalpana...would love to hear after your try

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  30. Never knew it was so easy to make in-house... Great post, Divya :)

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  31. Wishing u all the best Oppol,4 ur dishing to travel miles ahead successfully into many more tummies :)
    Good job :) keep it up !!!

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  32. First of all happy blogovrsary dear, congrats on your milestone dear :) wishing you many mnay many more successes in near future :) And coming to the post, what a mindblowing and wonderful work... Such an useful post too.. Well donr and such lovely clicks there :)

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  33. thanks for sharing this divya.. next time will make use of it..

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  34. congratulations on your Blog Anniversary!Hope to see many more recipes...
    This rose syrup looks awesome and love the colours!Never knew that it can be made at home

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  35. Congrats Divya :) You are so good with this basic how to things - Love the deep colour on that syrup. Perfect! A much belated wedding Ann and Birthday wishes too. Have a great and blessed year ahead :)

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  36. Hearty Congratulations!! Happy Happy Birthday to your blog baby :) Keep up your great work...now coming to the post, beautiful pics there, nice way to use roses...love rose syrup, divine!

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  37. congrats Divya... And this post of rose syrup in stunning... nice one

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  38. Congrats on your blog anniversary, wedding anniversary, Rose syrup looks yumm

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  39. Nice, I love that no rose go to waste idea. :) What a nice rose syrup to add on desserts!

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  40. Wow great idea of using the roses...

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  41. Looks so nice.. Bookmarked !

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  42. Happy Blog anniversary Divya. Never know about this syrup preparation. Looks super good.

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  43. cool divya....loved it
    lakshmi chechi...

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  44. Congrats Divya! Great going!
    Rose syrup sounds really good.

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  45. ooh wow !! thats great. and sorry, am late here...Happy Anniversary dear..but definitely not late in wishin you A very very Happy Friendship Day !! Have a great day ahead !

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  46. Wow! Great recipe.. I may just have to make this Divya :-)

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    1. Divya I made this syrup yesterday.. Thanks for such ana amazing recipe.. Loved it.. Super-likes.. Will never ever get the store ones now... Hugsxx

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    2. Thank you so much for trying this nilu....am so glad that you are so down to earth to come to me and tell me about how it turned out....well only after that try i knew anything is possible to make at home..:)

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    3. Thanks once again Divya... I've posted the recipe dear.. Do check it out.. http://kitchenserenity.blogspot.in/2013/09/homemade-rose-syrup.html

      I'm in love with this awesome syrup :-)

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    4. Thank you so much nilu for posting this after your try on your blog...thanks for being so down to earth to come and let me know...

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  47. Hi Divya!Thanks for sending across this beautiful recipe for my event :).I have posted the roundup here.Do take a look http://seduceyourtastebuds.blogspot.in/2013/12/cooking-with-herbs-and-flowers-season-2_9354.html

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