Preserve from rose petals

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sat, 05/27/2017 - 17:14.

Ingredients:

16.5 oz (500 g) rose petals
43 oz (1.2 – 1.3 Kg) sugar
2 lemon
8 fl oz (200 mL) water

Method:

Cut-off white parts of petals.

Put the petals into a colander, and pour a boiling water on top, to wash all petals.

Then, put the colander into an icy cold water, to cover all petals.

Repeat boiling water and icy cold water 3 times, and let to drip water (press if necessary).

Press a juice from lemons, and stir it with 7 oz (200 g) sugar.

Put petals into a glass (or enameled) sauce-pan, and stir with the lemon juice with sugar.

Cover with a lid, and let to sit for about 6 hours in a room temperature.

In an other glass, or enameled, sauce-pan, boil a syrup:

Stir a leftover of the sugar with 8 fl oz water, and bring to boil.

Remove a foam if necessary.

Put petals with juice into the syrup, stir well, and boil for about 15 minutes over a low heating.

A preserve is ready, when all petals go down.

Pour the preserve into cans, and cover tightly.