Rose jam, just like rose petal syrup, is a lesser-known but more flavorful jam made from the petals of roses. The rose belongs to the category of edible flowers. Furthermore, the more fragrant it is, the more delicious and flavorful the jam and syrup made from it become. The tastiest jam can be made from the petals of red and pink roses. It is important to use only those petals that have definitely not been sprayed with any chemicals.
Use of rose petals
It is advisable to use the petals that have started to bloom but are still intact and have not fallen off for making syrup or rose jam. These petals should be collected from the heads of the roses and ideally used within one hour of picking, or if that is not possible, they should be stored in the refrigerator. However, even there, they should not be kept for too long, as rose petals tend to lose their moisture quickly.
Making Homemade Rose Jam
Homemade rose jam is an additive-free preserve that contains only sugar and citric acid.
- Approximately 1.5 liters of water
- 150 grams of red and dark red rose petals
- 300 grams of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of citric acid
- 12 grams of red cake jelly
- 200 milliliters of water for the jelly
- Small, tightly sealed jars
Instructions for making rose jam:
- Rinse the rose petals gently to remove any dirt or insects.
- Pour the water into a saucepan and mix in the sugar.
- Add the rose petals to the mixture. (If the petals are very large, you can cut them into smaller pieces.)
- Cook over medium heat for about 40 minutes, maintaining a steady heat without boiling.
- Meanwhile, prepare the cake jelly using the 200 milliliters of water.
- At the end of the cooking time, add the jelly mixture to the rose petals.
- Sprinkle in the citric acid and gently stir it into the jam.
- Bring the mixture to a boil.
- Use a hand blender to puree the mixture, but it’s okay if there are still some petal pieces remaining.
- Once the jam is ready, pour it into jars while it’s still hot.
- Seal the jars and allow them to cool upside down in a warm water bath.
- Once cooled, store the jars in a dark and cool place.
- After opening, keep the jam refrigerated.
If you don’t want to engage in making it yourself, you can also buy ready-made rose jam. It is a uniquely flavored and fragrant preserve that can be spread on toast or buns, as well as used in pastries and pancakes. We can give rose jam as a gift!
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