Friday, 22 June 2018
Making rose petal jam
Fortunately on C's new walk we found a holy grail of a hedge which proved to be the perfect place to pick. We took what we could without taking too many and left feeling satified.
The rose petals then needed to be mixed with sugar and left overnight to mascerate. The smell was incredible. The next day lemons were peeled and added along with a little water. Over the heat it all melted together (again, the smell was heavenly). Although we had a teeny tiny batch it was still necessary to use the huge jam pan as the temperature had to go up to even higher than regular jam. Aka, a crazy molten, spitting, terrifying mess. It got there and was decanted into sterilized jars, two. Plus a lump for the fridge. We may have over reduced it!