Please do not use rose petals from any bunches of flowers you have received or bought from the supermarket/florist etc, it is highly likely that they have been sprayed with pesticides or other chemicals to keep them looking good and therefore are not the kind of thing you want to be consuming.
Use only rose petals that you know haven’t been sprayed, perhaps from your own garden. To make your own rose flavoured sugar you will need:
1 cup of white sugar
2 cups of fresh, fragrant rose petals
Shred or mince the petals. Add to the sugar in a mortar and pestle and pound together.
Place the mixture into a glass jar for 1 week. Sift out the petal pieces if you wish and store in an airtight container.
You can use the flavoured sugar in baking or drinks where you would like a subtle rose flavour, or sprinkle on fruit salad or pancakes.
Alternatively, you can buy Organic Fairtrade Rose flavoured Sugar from Steenbergs.
If you have any favourite ways of using roses, feel free to leave a comment below.