I thought since I had posted a recipe with rose water, I’d post a recipe for rose water itself!
Prep Time: 10 minutes minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes minutes
Steeping Time/Distillation Time: 1 hour hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes minutes
1 cup dried rose petals or 2 cups fresh rose petals
5 cups distilled water
Add the rose petals to a saucepan, then cover with the water.
Turn the heat to high and bring to a boil.
Once boiling, turn the heat to simmer and simmer for 20 minutes.
Turn off the heat and let sit and steep for 1 hour.
Strain, bottle, and enjoy!
Place a heat-proof bowl in the center of a large pot.
Add the rose petals and water to the pot around the bowl (make sure to not get anything inside of the bowl).
Place the pot’s lid on upside down, then bring the water to a boil.
Once boiling, reduce to a simmer, and add some ice to the top of the lid.
As the ice melts, pour off the water and add more ice.
Continue this process until the color from the petals fade and some clean and clear rose water has collected inside the bowl.
Allow everything to cool before bottling and using.
Recipe courtesy of Moon and Spoon and Yum.