You can use any edible, fragrant flower or herb, such as lavender or rose geranium, in place of the rose petals to make herbal sugars. They're excellent in hot and iced teas, fruit salads, baked goods, and icings -- just substitute the amount of sugar called for in a recipe with an equal amount of scented sugar.
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- Yield: Makes 1 cup
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- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup organic rose petals (1/2 ounce; available at gourmetsweetbotanicals.com)
Using a mortar and pestle, a spice grinder, or a food processor, blend together sugar, rose petals, and essential oil until mostly pulverized. Sugar can be stored in a sealed container at room temperature up to 2 weeks.