Rose-petal preserve

Rose-petal preserve

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  • Makes 1 cup
  • Easy
  • Dairy free
  • 10 minutes
  • 5-10 minutes


  • 1 ¼ cups rose syrup
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 8–10 pesticide-free roses, petals removed and washed in cold water

Cooking Instructions

Place the rose syrup in a saucepan over a medium heat and gently simmer to reduce slightly. Add the lemon juice and stir, then add the rose petals.

Pour the syrup into a sterilised Weck jar and seal tightly.

Cook's note: Once opened, store in fridge.

Serving suggestions: Serve the syrup with warm scones and a dollop of cream, mix with yoghurt or drizzle some over lamb after roasting.

Abigail Donnelly Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly
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    Sam Venter
    December 22, 2015

    Where do I find rose syrup?