Rose Flower Water was created by Muslim Alchemists during medieval times which was done through the distillation of roses.
You will find Rose Flower Water used in recipes in Italy, France and Iran and all over Western Europe. It once was the most used flavor in baking until the arrival of vanilla. Rose syrup is used in France as well as the United States. You probably have had it and not realize it, it is found baked in scones and even marshmallows.
There are many Italian pastry recipes that have rose water as well as orange flower water in them. Many of the pastries on Cook-Italian.com! use one or both!
This recipe is simple and Splenda may be used instead of sugar.
Raspberries with Rose Flower Water (print recipe)
2 Cups of the freshest raspberries you can find!
Sugar and or Splenda to taste
1 -2 cap fulls (about 1/2 teaspoon ) of French, Turkish or Moroccan Rose Flower Water, NOTE: a little goes a long way. start with a 1/2 cap full and continue adding it to your preference. I used 2 cap fulls
And that's it!
Try it over vanilla gelato, add a spoonful into your lemonade or serve it alone with freshly whipped cream which is lightly sweetened.