Friday, May 31, 2013

Lê techniquê: How to make Rose Water

Learn how to make an incredible pure and pesticide free rose water. Flower waters are an amazing addition to bakes goods and teas, it has a subtle and very peculiar taste so maybe that is the reason why it's widely used by chefs in their creations around the world. The most common flower waters out there are orange flower and rose water but you can easily find flower extracts such as lavender and chamomile too.
My tip for you on using rose water is, as long as you use it with caution it will have an amazing good impact in the flavor of your recipes specially if you pair it with fruits. Rose water specifically pairs really well with strawberries, raspberries and rhubarb, but there are tons of other combinations that could work just as fine, try it out and let me know how it goes. 

Don't forget that when buying roses to eat/cook it should be organic since the pesticides used in a classic florist are harmful to your health. Getting your roses at a community garden or at a farmer's market are the safest options but you can always choose the risky method of grabbing the roses from the closest public park - should I admit that, that was my chosen method? ;)

Click here to learn how to make a rose and raspberry pastry cream.