Sweet Roses – Eat them or gift them

Sweet Roses
Sweet Roses

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 Iย 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 tastyย too.This post is also a shout out for dear Sandhya, who came up with this idea for Burfi Roses. ย The recipe is very simple. Actually simpler than looking for roses in December ๐Ÿ™‚

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 amย 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 

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ย  Recipe: Sweet Roses

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What you kneadย  need:

  • 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
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Dough for making sweet roses
rose preserve/gulkhand
rose preserve/gulkhand

 

What to do:

  1. In a microwave safe bowl, add the condensed milk, milk powder and butter.
  2. Microwave for one minute and stir well.
  3. Microwave again for one minute.
  4. Add the essence and mix well.
  5. Divide the dough into 2/3 and 1/3 portions.
  6. Add red to the 2/3 and green color to the 1/3 parts of dough and knead well.
  7. Grease your fingers with butter.
  8. Make rose petals with the red dough and leaves with the green one.
  9. 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.
  10. Fix stems and leaves to your rose and arrange on a plate.
  11. If you are giving it away, you can place them on a beautiful vase or make a bouquet.

Recipe courtesy: indfused.wordpress.com

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Gulkhand Recipe:

Iย 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.
  • ย Alternate these layers until all the petals have been used up.ย 
  • 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.

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rose preserve/gulkhand
rose preserve/gulkhand

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 ladiesย  Michelle @Giraffes Can Bake and MB @Bourbon & Brown Sugarย . Come join me at The Novice Gardener’s….

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51 Comments Add yours

  1. andy1076 says:

    Beautiful and delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. andy1076 says:

        ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Wow those are gorgeous, I am fascinated by the dough. Really well done and delicious.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Suzanne ๐Ÿ™‚ The dough was really pliable and easy to use.

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  3. Sandhya says:

    Your roses look lovely! Thank you so much for acknowledging my blog. I really appreciate it!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks to you Sandhya ๐Ÿ™‚ you deserve all the credit. I loved trying it out โค

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  4. Ginger says:

    They look amazing, and they really brightened up my day ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. skd says:

      Aww.. Thank you Ginger. Just like your lovely comment brightened my day ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‹ โ˜บ

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  5. Nancy says:

    Oohhh…these are gorgeous! Looks like I’ll have to make some to eat AND some to give…beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks a bunch Nancy โ˜บ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน You made my day

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  6. These are too beautiful to be eaten. Great job.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear. Actually you are right I didn’t have the heart to eat them โ˜บ

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  7. This look gorgeous, SKD ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks a lot Linda โ˜บ ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

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  8. Wow! Beautiful and delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Aiswarya โ˜บ ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

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  9. Sandhya says:

    Thank you for the follow. I am truly honored that you tried and liked my Burfi roses

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    1. skd says:

      Most welcome Sandhya . Your roses are really gorgeous. Actually your recipe has inspired me to try some other versions ๐Ÿ‘

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      1. Sandhya says:

        I look forward to your new versions too! You have an awesome blog!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Anugya โ˜บ

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  10. Fazak says:

    Wow so pleasant to look yet
    Can serve dual purpose
    Bouque cum sweet
    Well done

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much. That’s such a sweet comment โ˜บ ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

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  11. Flora says:

    Very pretty and very tasty too , im sure ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. skd says:

      They were very delicious. Thank you Flora โ˜บ ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

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  12. Wow beautiful i m sure i cant eat thrm;-)

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Vidya โ˜บ๐ŸŒน You are so kind.Even I didn’t have the heart to LOL ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you โ˜บ๐ŸŒน

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  13. muthahar says:

    Wow beautiful and looks pretty

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much โ˜บ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

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  14. Oh my word… what a fascinating idea… your roses are wonderful! I’ve never seen anything quite like them. Thanks so much for bringing them to Fiesta Friday!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks MB for being a wonderful host โ˜บ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

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  15. Just beautiful! I think they would display nicely on top of a cake. They are so pretty though I might just keep them instead of eat them! Better make extra.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much Julie . Tnats so kind of you.โ˜บ. One bunch is for you to eat and one to keep ๐ŸŒน ๐ŸŒน ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

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  16. These are amazingly beautiful, skd! Too pretty to eat, but they would make an exceptional gift! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much Angie โ˜บ๐ŸŒนA big bunch for the pretty hostess.๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

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  17. Wow, these are so incredibly creative. I’m super impressed, and I will take roses on my table and diamonds on my neck. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. skd says:

      Haha โ˜บ We have similar taste ๐Ÿ‘
      Thank you for your sweet comment ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

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  18. Hari Qhuang says:

    What a beautiful treat, both to the eyes and taste-buds! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Can I use preserved/ candied rose petals? Like the one sold in supermarkets?

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much โ˜บ What we are looking for is a sweet sticky filling of rose flavor. You can use candied rose petals. Maybe mix it with little honey or sugar syrup. If you can get hold of Rose petal jam, even better ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

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      1. Hari Qhuang says:

        Ahhh… I get it now!
        Thank you for the suggestions.
        ๐Ÿ˜€

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  19. I love these!! I’ve made my fair share of sugarpaste roses and while they look pretty, they’re not great to eat. This is the best of both worlds!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Fiesta Friday ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. skd says:

      Thank yo Michelle ๐Ÿ™‚ You are right about the sugar paste roses. they are good for adornment. what I liked about this recipe was that these roses can be eaten just like that and score quite good on the health quotient, especially for kids who don’t like drinking milk. Thank you for being such an awesome host. Enjoying your party ๐Ÿ™‚

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  20. Ish says:

    Love the roses

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear โ˜บ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

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