Monday, 8 July 2013

Recipe: Rose infused Simple Syrup

I love to infuse simple syrups with yummy ingredients!! they make  the perfect partners for cocktails, deserts or in lemonade as a refreshing summer drink.  
About about month or so ago i woke up at some crazy hour in the middle of the night with this great idea for a light summer desert and one of the ingredients was rose. I get most of my ideas in the middle of the night, so its a pretty regular occurence. All i can say is thank goodness for iphones!! 

I soon discovered the next day that i had ran out of Rose Water, and put it like this is a task and a half to find ingredients like that in our town.. luckily i had fragrant dried rose petals so this is how the rose infused simple syrup came into play. 
It has to be one of the simplest recipes ever invented i have to say and it would make a lovely accompaniment in a blackberry ice pop or raspberry prosecco cocktails. 

All you need is...

  • 1 cup of Caster Sugar
  • 1 cup of Water 
  • 3-4 teaspoons of Rose Petals

  1. Pour the sugar and water into a heavy based sauce pan over medium heat. (Little trick: Pour your water in first as the sugar will dissolve into the water.)
  2. Sterilise your jar or bottle in boiling water. 
  3. Swirling the sugar mixture every so often until the sugar has dissolved, now add in 2-3 teaspoons of the petals. 
  4. Bring the syrup to a boil for 3-5 minute or until slightly thickened.
  5. You may need to sieve the syrup before decanting into the warm jar. I added in 1 extra teaspoon of petals into the jar just to make it look pretty but its totally upto you.