Return to the Roses Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Eidible Roses

Posted by aprille z9 CA bay area (My Page) on
Fri, May 9, 08 at 23:56

Hi guys - I have a question. Are all rose petals edible or is there a specific species that are edible? We are hosting a BBQ this Sunday and I just got this cool book with recipes for sangria's and there was one that caught my attention - it is called "Lime and Roses Rose Sangria" and naturally it calls for Rose petals - I'd really like to try this. Any advice is appreciated.

for those of you who might like to try it out too, here's the recpie.

1/2 cup fragrant edible rose petals, rinsed gently
2 lime slices
2 orange slices
1 ounce Cointreau
2 ounces Brandy
2 tablespoons honey, warmed
750ml bottle dry rose wine, chilled
6 oz sparkling wine, chilled
About 3 cups ice cubes (optional)

In a large (at least 2 quart) glass pitcher, gently mix together the rose petals and citrus slices. add Cointreau, Brandy and honey and stir to combine. Slowly pour in the rose wine, stirring gently. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or as long as overnight.

When ready to serve, slowly add the sparkling wine, stirring gently with a long-handled wooded spoon. Fill highballs, wineglasses or other decorative glasses with ice cubes if using, and slowly pour the sangria over the ice, allowing rose petals and citrus slices to fall into the glasses.

Serves 4

Enjoy!

Aprille


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Eidible Roses

  • Posted by aprille z9 CA bay area (My Page) on
    Mon, May 12, 08 at 13:54

I posted this on the Antique forum and got a lot of responses. The Sangria was a huge hit, people specially liked the fact that the rose petals came from the garden.

Aprille


 o
RE: Eidible Roses

As long as you don't spray, most rose petals are edible. Put them in salads, on cakes, etc. They're basically apples after all. Remember that there are a lot of Middle Eastern pastries that use rose water for flavoring - that comes from roses, traditionally Damask, but can be any. And you can use apple blossoms too. I used to use them to decorate cakes in the spring. glad everyone liked it.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Roses Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here