Rose Petal Honey

  • 6 cups fresh rose petals (4 cups dried)
  • 2 cups honey, room temperature
  • 1-quart glass jar with lid

Add petals to the jar until half full and firmly packed. Pour honey over rose petals, and stir to remove air pockets. Cap the jar tightly. After several hours, use chopsticks to stir petals and honey. Add more rose petals and stir. Leave the jar in a warm place for about two weeks, stirring from time to time.

After two to four weeks, warm the jar in a pot of hot water (do not boil). Strain the warmed honey through a cheesecloth into a clean jar. Press the rose petals to remove all honey. Cap the jar and enjoy on toast, over yogurt, with ice cream, or in cocktails.