I make a Rose Glycerite that is heavenly. I make a Rose Salve that helps with, under eye stress, cuts and scrapes, exzema etc.
I get so happy when my huge bag of organic Red Roses comes in!
A few weeks ago I made Diana's Raw Chocolate Mint Bars for F's birthday. I have been craving them ever since. When my roses came in yesterday I thought....yum! I could make a Rose version of this, oh yes I could!
I always have Rose water and Orange Blossom water around the house.
I'm not sure how "Raw" it is. I looked a bit online and it seems it's really just a fresh extraction, but some sources say it's heated to kill bacteria...anyways, the rest of the recipe is still raw, so that's what I'm going with.
These turned out incredible! I was a little worried about over doing the rose flavor, so I took it slow and tasted as I went along (poor me!). I thought the rose petals would create a slight pink hue...but no such luck. I considered fresh beet juice (too earthy) or strawberries (would over power the rose). Any ideas to tinge it slightly pink for effect?
I keep the dish in the freezer and we eat them more like little ice cream sandwiches. These would be perfect for a Faerie Tea Party...don't you think?
So here are my changes to Diana's original recipe:
- Leave out the tsp of mint extract and replace it with 1 tsp Rose Glycerite.
- Leave out the Spinach (I know...no greens in this one) and replace it with 3/4 cup dried rose petals soaked at least 4 hours.
- Add 1 Tbs rose water
- I poured the whole filling in and let it set (not half).
Oh, yes these are a special treat indeed.