I LOVE reading food blogs so many great ideas & inspiration... like this one from Cupcake Rehab ~
sounds amazing - right? well, anyway the rose petal thing inspired me and I not could find a recipe that made sense to me (grams/ and dried petals? ) so, I just took what I know about canning & I must say I was very pleased with how it turned out ~ wonderful! not too sweet, SO flowery & pretty pretty pretty!!!
1 cup fresh unsprayed fragrant rose petals
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoon lemon juice
2 cups water
1 1/2 tablespoon Ball low/no sugar pectin
1/3 cup sugar (additional)
1 pat of butter
Trim white tips off petals with scissors rinse and dry
Combine petals, 1 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons lemon juice and let sit for 24 hours
...add mixture to stainless steel steel sauce pan, along with water and 1/3 cup sugar
Simmer on med low for 25 min
OMG!! this smells SO amazing =)
Return to medium add pectin and a pat of butter - boil 5 min
~ sieve to remove petal pulp and pour into prepared jars (sorry, I did not take a photos of this this step, petals will become all mushy and loose their color - you could add a few fresh petal to the jars before sealing for looks)
~ Carefully wipe down rim of jars, place lids and bands on jars
~ Hot water process the jars...
8 oz jars for 15 min
4 oz jars for 10 min
Let jars cool completely - check seals (refrigerate if seal is questionable) store in a cool dark place.
very interesting .... I just might try something similar to this next year =)