I don’t know what Emma Goldman was thinking when she said,
‘I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck’
Roses are definitely a ‘you can’t go wrong’ gift for girls. Where they rank in the hierarchy to chocolates and diamonds is purely an individual choice I believe. But one thing for sure is any girl would love to have roses on the table and diamonds on the neck.
Roses are a bit hard to find in December, but just in case you want to impress someone with a bouquet of roses, go ahead and try this interesting recipe for Sweet roses, which I found from Sandhya’s blog.They turned out very well and tasty too.This post is also a shout out for dear Sandhya, who came up with this idea for Burfi Roses. The recipe is very simple. Actually simpler than looking for roses in December 🙂
It is almost like I am doing a series on Roses because my previous post was Rose swirl cake. But this recipe is something worth a try.Each rose has a sweet filling called Gulkhand. It is a rose petal preserve which you can find easily at Persian or Indian stores. You can make Gulkhand easily at home too. I am adding the recipe for making the rose preserve at home, though I used the store bought one.
Do give this recipe a try because,
You can’t always have your rose and eat it too 😉
Recipe: Sweet Roses
- 1/2 a cup of condensed milk
- 3/4 cup milk powder
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 5 drops of rose essence
- Red and green food colors
- 5-6 tsp. Rose preserve/ Rose jam/Gulkhand
What to do:
- In a microwave safe bowl, add the condensed milk, milk powder and butter.
- Microwave for one minute and stir well.
- Microwave again for one minute.
- Add the essence and mix well.
- Divide the dough into 2/3 and 1/3 portions.
- Add red to the 2/3 and green color to the 1/3 parts of dough and knead well.
- Grease your fingers with butter.
- Make rose petals with the red dough and leaves with the green one.
- Take one petal. Put 1/2 a teaspoon of Rose preserve/jam/gulkhand on the center and twist it like a bud. Work around this bud, adding one petal after another till a rose is formed.
- Fix stems and leaves to your rose and arrange on a plate.
- If you are giving it away, you can place them on a beautiful vase or make a bouquet.
Recipe courtesy: indfused.wordpress.com
I used a store bought preserve, but you can make it at home by following these simple steps:
- The Damascus rose is usually used. But you can use any edible Rose.
- Wash and clean the rose petals.
- Take sugar weighing the same amount as the rose petals.
- Take a glass preserve jar and a white cloth to cover it.
- Put a layer of roses in the jar. And cover it with a layer of sugar.
- Alternate these layers until all the petals have been used up.
- Cover with the cloth and tie with a thread to fix it.
- Leave in sunlight for 10 days.
- Your rose preserve is ready to use.
I am taking my bouquet to FF45 the most happening party in town. The ever so graceful host Angie is co hosting this with two lovely ladies Michelle @Giraffes Can Bake and MB @Bourbon & Brown Sugar . Come join me at The Novice Gardener’s….