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Apr 24, 2007 10:44 AM

Rose Flavoring????

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

Any ideas????


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

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        1. re: QueenB

          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

            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

              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

                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

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

                  1. re: Cacky

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

                    1. re: Cacky

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

              2. re: QueenB

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

              3. 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

                  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. 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

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