Where can I get Rosewater?

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Where can I get Rosewater?

Postby Scottish Lady » Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:50 pm

Does anyone know where I can buy Rosewater? I have a recipe for preserved apples that I'm dying to try out.


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Postby sally » Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:37 pm

Most big supermarkets have it, though its relatively pricey there, for cheapness you want your local Asian wholesaler. I stock it, but you probably can get some locally without needing to have it posted up. Chemists used to carry it too, dunno if they still do though :D



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Postby Xioumi » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:15 pm

My local Tesco and Sainsburys stock rose water and orange flower water in the baking and cakes section. It's about £2.50 for ~300ml
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Postby Scottish Lady » Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:51 pm

Thanks, I'll have a rake round a few stores this weekend. It's a really good authentic 17th Century (or maybe earlier), recipe, great with cheese and seems to keep well, and look good.


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Postby Scottish Lady » Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:44 pm

Got the rosewater, made the preserve yesterday. It didn't make as much as I thought, but it was sooo good that there's not much of it left after today's lunch. I'll be making more, this time I'll try and store at least one jar to see how it keeps!! Anyone want the recipe, let me know.


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Postby PotBoy » Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:27 pm

You could make your own rosewater:

Start with fresh or Dried Rose petals. Make sure the rose petals have not had pesticides used on them.
Steep Rose petals in near boiling water from 20 minutes to an hour and let cool. Make sure you cover the pot tightly. You don't want those oils escaping into the air; you want them in your water.
Strain the petals. The more roses you use and the longer you let it steep, the stronger your rose water will be.
Rosewater can last up to a year if kept sealed in the refrigerator.

If you need dried rosepetals you can buy them at www.easybrew.co.uk


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Postby PotBoy » Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:28 pm

You could make your own rosewater:

Start with fresh or Dried Rose petals. Make sure the rose petals have not had pesticides used on them.
Steep Rose petals in near boiling water from 20 minutes to an hour and let cool. Make sure you cover the pot tightly. You don't want those oils escaping into the air; you want them in your water.
Strain the petals. The more roses you use and the longer you let it steep, the stronger your rose water will be.
Rosewater can last up to a year if kept sealed in the refrigerator.

If you need dried rosepetals you can buy them at www.easybrew.co.uk


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Postby gregory23b » Thu Sep 06, 2007 5:44 pm

Avoid Fudco rosewater, it smells of wee wee, try getting some Bulgarian rose water - lovely and is just lovely - hubbba hubbba Spanish Pap. mmmm

or do as Potboy says


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Postby sally » Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:12 pm

Its better distilled if you want long keeping properties, otherwise even in the fridge it will go murky in due course




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