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7 - How To Preserve Whole roses

This is an excerpt from Delights for Ladies
(England, 1609)
The original source can be found at Kirrily Robert's website

7 - How to preserve whole Roses, Gilliflowers, Marigolds, &c. Dip a Rose that is neither in the bud, nor overblowne, in a sirup, consisting of sugar double refined, and Rose water boiled to his full height: then open the leaves, one by one, with a smooth bodkin, eyther of bone or wood; and presently, if it be a hot sunny day, and whilst the sunne is in some good height, lay them on papers in the Sun, or else dry them with some gentle heat in a close room, heating the room before you get them in; or in an oven upon papers, in pewter dishes: and put them up in glasses, and keepe them in dry cupboards neer the fire: you must take out the seeds, if you meane to eat them. You may proove this, preseving with sugar-candy in stead of sugar, if you please.


Other versions of this recipe:

How to dry Rose-leaves in a most excellent manner (Delights for Ladies)

Another way for the drying of Rose-leaves (Delights for Ladies)

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