Different Varieties of Rose
One of the more common ways to consume rose flavoring is through rose water. Although it depends on the region, the typical method of producing rose water is to combine the sepals and petals of rose flowers with steam distillation. However, if you can't buy rose water at the supermarket, another option is to make your own. If you put freshly picked rose petals in a pot of distilled water and boil it, you can make your own rose water.
Adding rose petals to your dishes can also add flavor and color. Before use, the small white pieces at the bottom of each petal should be removed as they can impart a bitter taste. One of the easiest ways to use roses is to dry the petals and grind them into a spice mix or use to make flavored sugar.
Finally, rose hips are traditionally used to make jams, jellies, jams, and soups. The rosehip is an accessory fruit of the rose plant because it is a fruit, and some of its pulp comes from the scented pistils on the outside of adjacent tissues. An example of an accessory fruit you may be more familiar with is strawberries. Rose hips are related to the apple family and therefore have a similar taste.
Flavor Compounds of Rose Oil
There are various compounds that give rose oil its overall complexity. Oxidized rose (2-(2-methylprop-1-enyl)-4-methyltetrahydropyran) is a monoterpene that produces green, rose, spicy, fresh, and herbal flavors. But oxidized roses are not only found in roses, but also in fruits like lychees and elderberries. Phenylethyl alcohol is another characteristic delicate flavor of a rose that has a similar flavor to an oxidized rose. The scent is described as floral, sweet, fresh, and bready, with nuances of rose honey.
Possible Flavour Combinations with Rose
- Rose and Rhubarb - Unsweetened rhubarb is quite tart, but once sugar is added, the flavor changes. Fruity, aromatic, and candied strawberry notes develop and offset the strong aroma and floral notes of rose.
- Rose and Raspberry - Similar to rhubarb, raspberry has a tart flavor but already has a built-in sweetness. They are fruity and floral and can be paired with floral roses. Overall, the combination is reminiscent of perfume.
- Roses and Lychees - Lychees have an exotic flavor when ripe, similar to "tutti fruitys". Lychees should be paired with roses as they bring out the fragrance of roses.