Rosewater is a staple in my kitchen (and bathroom) cupboards. Make your own from just two ingredients…water and well, roses! I use it in cakes, simple syrups, for drinks, to poach fruit in and savoury dishes such as Kashmiri biriyani, Tagines & Kormas.
As well as for cooking, I use Rosewater on my face as a cleanser/ toner and pour it into my bath when I went to smell of roses! Use uncoated, washed dried roses or fresh if you have them! The more pink/ red the rose – the more fragrant the taste. The lighter the rose, the more subtle the flavour of rose and the more yellow/ orange tinged roses tend to smell and taste fruitier! Use pesticide free roses – this is important.