Have you tried to make rose honey?!!
Roses are so beautiful that it seems a shame to make desserts out of them! But there are some very easy recipes from ancient times that we might like to try out. Rose honey on toast may be a good idea when guests come. Rose syrup would be nice to ice your plain cake with!
The easiest recipe is from T. Tryon in A Treatise of Cleanliness in Meates, 1692! He tells us how to make rose syrup with Damask Roses. But any other rose would do just as well. He says ‘’Pour boiling water on a quantity of Damask Roses just enough to cover them. Let stand four and twenty hours. Then press off the liquor and add twice the quantity of sugar. Melt this and the syrup is completed.”
He gives us another nice recipe to make rose honey. He says to cut the white heels from the red roses, take half a pound of them and put them in a stone jar, and pour on them three pints of boiling water.
Stir and let them stand twelve hours. Then press off the liquor and when it has settled, add to it five pounds of honey. Boil well and when it is of the consistency of a thick syrup, it is ready to put away.”