ROSE PETAL JAM
- 6 cups white sugar
- 2 cups rosewater
- 1 cup orange flower water
- 1 cup water
- 24 sweet scented pink roses
- 1 cup boiling water
- 2 tsp lemon juice
Combine sugar, rosewater, orange flower water and water in a non aluminuim suacepan.
Bring to the boil and cook rapidly until mixture is syrupy.
Prepare roses by removing white 'heel' from petals and place in a large china bowl with the cup of boiling water.
Add petals and liquid to boiling syrup continuing to stir constantly.
Boil for a further 30 miunutes, pressing petals down into syrup.
When petals are tender and syrup has clarified, add lemon juice and continue to boil again til gel point is reached.
Spoon into sterile glass jars and cap securely