Conserve of Roses, boiled

Most roses are edible. Roses are not the only flowers that can be used to add a delicious and exotic taste to all types of dishes. The flavor of roses, however, is distinct and immediately recognizable, and it looks as wonderful as it tastes. If you are looking to make your Valentine bouquet last just a bit longer, try this recipe, from Hannah Glasse's 1747 cookbook, The Art of Cookery made Plain and Easy. Below it, you'll find an updated adaptation.  Of course, if you prefer to try the jam without any effort, several companies do sell their own, ready made versions, as well.
Conserve of Roses, boiled In order to conserve roses, take red roses, take off all the whites at the bottom, or elsewhere, take three times the weight of them in sugar, put to a pint of roses a pint of water, skim it well, shred your roses a little before you put them into water, cover them, and boil the leaves tender in the water, and when they are tender put in your sugar; keep them stirring, lest they burn when they are tender, and the syrup be consumed. Put them up, and so keep them for your use.
  • 1/2 pound pink or red or white (they are all edible) rose petals.
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • Juice of 2 lemons, pips or seeds removed
  1. Select any color rose petalsor use assorted colors. The color of the petals will be the color of the jam. Some rose varieties are tastier than others. Fragrant red and pink old-fashioned double roses (rugosas, floribundas, Old English, damask, and so on) are often used for jam. "Rose a parfum de l'Haye", "Caprice de Meilland", and "Baron Girod de l'Ain" keep their aroma and flavor well during the cooking process.
  2. Wash them and then cut off the white bottom of each petal. Before eating them or using them in cooking, they should be washed well to avoid any chemicals that they might have been sprayed with. Ideally, you should use roses that haven't been sprayed at all and that were grown specifically for this purpose. Always check for insects and discard any petals that are brown.
  3. Soak the petals in water for three days. This is optional.
  4. Place the rose petals into a bowl and sprinkle the sugar over them to make sure that each petal is coated. Bruise them well with your fingers and cover the bowl with plastic film. Allow it to remain overnight in a cool spot that is not too dry and not too humid (e.g. the refrigerator).
  5. Get a saucepan and pour in the remaining sugar, water and lemon juice. Dissolve contents over a low heat. Including the pips (seeds) of the lemon is supposed to contribute pectin, which will help thicken the jam, although some recipes do not specify their need, so the choice is yours.
  6. Stir the rose petals into the mixture and allow to simmer 20 minutes. Bring to a boil and continue to boil for 5 minutes until the mixture thickens. If you have a jelly thermometer, cook and stir until the jam reaches 221°F or 105°C (don't let the bulb touch the bottom of the pan) or until a spoonful dropped onto a cold plate jells and holds its shape. Then, if you included the pips/seeds, remove them with a spoon, or you can leave them in if a person is careful not to eat them when they eat the jam
  7. Pour it into a clean, warmed jar and add the cover and a label. If it will not be used shortly, use proper canning procedures to make sure the jam keeps in the jar. Store it in a cool place (e.g. the refrigerator) and indulge!

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Alfredo Morelos airport transfer clue as Rangers deal maker hints at extended Ibrox stay

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Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeJonatan Johansson insists Alfredo Morelos would be able to spend a fourth season at Rangers if the Ibrox club aren’t swayed with a bid for their prize asset this summer.

The Finnish coach played a key role in Morelos’ move to Scotland in 2017 as he advocated the Colombian to Pedro Caixinha after being blown away with his goalscoring instincts at HJK Helsinki.

three years and 77 goals in Light Blue later Morelos has been tipped for a big money move with Crystal Palace and Newcastle United both heavily linked before football was brought to a halt by the coronavirus crisis.

Rangers MD Stewart Robertson last year valued the 23 year old in the 20million bracket.

Whether any club could offer anything near that price for the player who has many years left on his current contract remains to be seen with football in the grip of a covid crisis.

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Asked if he thinks this summer may be time for Morelos to move, Former Rangers striker Johansson told the BBC Scottish soccer podcast: "It’s difficult with the current situation.

“I think he is ambitious and as with all player he has his price. It will be a price that Rangers will propose and (exhibit your hard work met) They can be happy to wish him well.

“Of course you want to play in the best leagues but the thing I know is that he loves to play for Rangers, He really likes the fans and 50,000 in Ibrox really turns on him.

“So if that bid doesn’t come he will be happy to play for Rangers in the coming season,

Morelos struck 29 goals in the curtailed campaign but only those types of came in his 11 appearances after the winter break as Rangers saw their title hopes nosedive.

The Colombian’s value to Steven Gerrard ’s team you can see though. And Johansson reckons his team mates use their share of the blame for his loss of form.

he explained: "Confidence is a big thing and [url=]beautiful russian ladies[/url] if you lose that a little and the bit of sharpness he was suspended for the first couple of games after the break then immediately you haven’t scored in one, two, Three and will probably have an affect.

“i didn’t think Rangers were playing as well either. A striker will depend on on how the team plays and how many chances they create.

“It’s a variety a lot of things the break, your current sharpness, attitude and Rangers not playing as well as they did before the break.

Tanlto November 09, 2020

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