i can't believe i've not heard of rose petal jam, or jelly until i saw this as one of the components of a verrine i intend to make. given my love for rose there was no way i could miss this out so i went ahead and bought the reddest rosiest red roses i could lay my hands on. i knew the color was gonna turn out pretty and striking and true enough, it was a blood red hue not unlike raspberry jam.
using only ingredients like rose petals, pectin, sugar and lemon juice, it was a pretty easy process though the prep time was slightly longer than i thought as i had to rinse every single petal and cut off the white bitter base of each one. it was also quite expensive to make since about $10 of roses could only yield me, say, a cup or less of jam. then again it was totally worth it. the jam was sweet-smelling and mildly floral, totally like fresh roses without that artificial heady scent of rose essence found in syrups or bath products. very nice! i had them with marks & spencers almond biscuits and it was really good!