Rose Day 2022: A Beginner’s Guide To Cooking With Rose Petals

Wait, are you also full of love on a Monday? Well, needless to say, Valentine’s week does this to us. The week of love has kicked off today and it’s showering all hearts. Each day of the week will be special for love birds around the world, as each day will bring out in them a new way of expressing their love towards their partners. 

With the first day of the week being Rose Day, we know you must be finding a way to surprise your partner in a unique way other than just sending him/her/them a simple bouquet. And when it comes to surprise, we would definitely say that there is no better way than surprising your partner with your hath ka bana hua khana. 

So, why not try something different and cook with rose petals? Haven't tried it before? Fret not, because we are here to make your Rose Day more special and save you from making any mistakes. Here’s a beginner’s guide to cooking with rose petals:

1. If your recipe calls for fresh rose petals, you will have to use the petals within two hours of removing them from the flowers.

2. The simplest way to start Rose Day is to present your partner with a warm cup of rose tea. To make it, steep dried rose petals or rose hips in hot water and serve hot.

3. If you are planning to make cold beverages for your partners, muddle fresh rose petals to release the flavours or make ice cubes with them the previous night and add them to the beverage.

4. Rose syrup is a great option when it comes to rose-flavoured desserts or beverages. Mix equal parts of sugar and water in a pan and boil until the sugar is dissolved. Bring it to a simmer and add dried or fresh rose petals. After it reaches a syrup consistency, remove it from heat and let it steep for about 10 minutes.

5. If you want to incorporate the flavour of rose into desserts, there is no better way than rose-infused water. If you are making custard, sponge cake or other baked goodies, soak some dried or fresh rose petals (whatever the recipe calls for) and add them to your desserts.

With these tips, we know you cannot fail to amaze your partner with rose-flavoured foods. Try these hacks out and let us know how they turn out.