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Rose Flavoring????

apg614 Apr 24, 2007 10:44 AM

What's the best product available for Rose flavoring. I'm looking to make Rose Egg Creams, Rose Macaroons, etc.

Any ideas????


  1. grocerytrekker Apr 24, 2007 10:50 AM

    Rose petal jam made from damask rose petals
    Rose honey made from rosebuds
    Rose vinegar
    Rose syrup
    Candied rose petals
    Rosolio, a rose liqueur
    And ras al-hanout

    1. ballulah Apr 24, 2007 11:50 AM

      From the look of things you are a fellow New Yorker, apg614. Stop in at Kalustyan's on Lex and 28th and they will give you the scoop on what's the best for rose flavoring. Rose water is my guess, it's potent stuff, a few drops in an egg cream should set you right up. Rose petal jam is delicious (but an acquired taste) inside donuts.

      1. QueenB Apr 24, 2007 01:40 PM

        I use rosewater. Potent stuff. Usually found in Middle Eastern stores.

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          Candy Apr 24, 2007 01:45 PM

          I can get the French imported brand of Rosewater in my locak super market. It is a small purply-blue bottle that simply says Rose Flower Water on the lable. It is in the aisle with baking supplies in my regular store. in others it has been in he import section.

          1. re: Candy
            QueenB Apr 24, 2007 01:49 PM

            Boy, my local grocery store doesn't carry jack. Guess that's because I live in redneckville? ;-)
            It probably is cheaper to buy at a Middle Eastern market though. I know I bought a nice sized bottle (125ml I believe) for less than 2 bucks. However, don't quote me on that, since I've never seen it in the grocery store.

            1. re: QueenB
              Candy Apr 24, 2007 02:27 PM

              Southcentral Indiana is not the most cosmopolitan place to live but because of the university we are pretty diverse ethnically. I get orange flower water too. We are also lucky to have a number of "ethnic" groceries so if you are willing to search it is amazing what is available in Bloomington.

              1. re: Candy
                Cacky May 9, 2007 06:24 PM

                I live 12 miles outside of Bloomington. Can you tell me where I might find the rose water and orange flower water????

                1. re: Cacky
                  Fleur May 10, 2007 10:17 PM

                  Kalyustan has mail order. I believe Sahadi;s does as well.

                  1. re: Cacky
                    Candy May 11, 2007 12:09 AM

                    Sahara Mart off of Walnut carries both orange ad rose flower waters

                    1. re: Cacky
                      Candy May 11, 2007 11:06 AM

                      Go to Sahara Mart on 2nd &Walnut. 10th St. International Market will have it too.

              2. re: QueenB
                xnyorkr Apr 25, 2007 07:50 AM

                Ditto. And a *little* goes a ***long*** way as far as contributing flavor.

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                sweetpotater Apr 24, 2007 07:19 PM

                I would like to find rosewater, too, to replicate rose-flavored marshmallows I had at L'Auberge Provencale in Virginia. They tasted like my grandmother's powder room, and I mean that in a good way.

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                1. re: sweetpotater
                  rockycat Apr 25, 2007 07:30 AM

                  LOL! I have that same reaction to lavender.

                  As much as I try, though, I still prefer a few drops of rosewater behind my ears than in my food.

                2. yumcha Apr 25, 2007 06:28 AM

                  I think rose water is a good flavoring. I found it at my local co-op/health food store. I would also try looking at holistic/natural places, as they may have it too.

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                  1. re: yumcha
                    soupkitten Apr 25, 2007 09:00 AM

                    also at Middle Eastern grogeries, as everyone else mentioned. Indian groceries have it too, and some Greek importers.

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                    pastrytroll Apr 25, 2007 09:32 AM

                    I just had a wonderful lemonade at a Turkish restaurant: I'm guessing it had rosewater, because it was garnished with dried rose petals maybe a touch of mint too... When it warms up around here, the experimenting will be fun!

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                    1. re: pastrytroll
                      zataar May 9, 2007 06:26 PM

                      Kortas rosewater from Lebanon is my favorite. Use it sparingly.

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                      Fleur May 10, 2007 10:16 PM

                      Rosewater, a distillation of Rose petals from France is lovely. Available at Kalyustan and Sahahi's. I think Kalyustan has a Rose Extract, which would be a much stronger flavor. The Rosewater is light, with a haunting perfume and flavor.

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