Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Sophie Dahl's Rose Petal Jam

 
When I made my rose ombre cake for Valentines Day, I had quite a few leftover rose petals, as they did not all fit on top of the cake. I didn't plan on making too many salads that required rose petals, so I was pleased when I picked up a copy of Sophie Dahl's Very Fond of Food:  A Year in Recipes to see that she had a recipe for rose petal jam, as part of a recipe for rose petal icecream. 
 
 
You can find the recipe for Sophie's rose petal jam online here.

I was attracted by the fact that not only did this recipe use rose petals, but it also contained sparkling rose, which I just happened to have a bottle of in the house.

The flavour of the jam is unusual.  It is not sweet, and is in fact only faintly floral.  The flavour reminds me of a lemon sherbet - zingy and tart.  I am not sure why that is, but I enjoyed it.

I am yet to think of an imaginative way to use my rose petal jam (to fill a cake perhaps?), but I am glad that it has preserved my beautiful rose petals for another day.

On an unrelated note, Happy St Patricks Day!  Have a green beer for me.

6 comments:

~~louise~~ said...

I remember that Rose Ombre Cake of yours Gaye. It was spectacular!

I just took a look at my Rose board on Ointerest to see if there was any inspiring ideas for Rose Petal Jam. I found a simple one yet one I would prefer over most. Served over Vanilla Ice Cream!

I'm sure you will come up with some more creative:) Thanks for sharing Gaye...Wishing you a fun and safe St. Patrick's Day!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

What a gorgeous sounding recipe! It sounds like it would be gorgeous wedged between cream and two sponge layers :D

Kari said...

I'm intrigued by this! I can't quite imagine the flavours, but I suspect I'd like them :)

Pam said...

Interesting, Gaye! I've never had the jam, but it sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

purecomplex.com said...

I love jam on a good biscuit. Can you tell you are so making me hungry? I love this.

Kay of Pure & Complex
www.purecomplex.com

Kayte said...

Well, anything lemon has my attention immediately, so if this reminded you of lemon, I'm excited already. It would be so interesting to get to taste this, I would never have thought of making a jam with rose petals. You are so creative.