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Old 05-22-2018, 01:29 AM   #1
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Hibiscus, what to do with it?

You can find some pretty unusual stuff in the 99 cent store! The one I visited today had, among other interesting items, a wall of Mexican spices packaged cheaply in those crinkly plastic bags. And they were all 99 cents!

Among these spices I found hibiscus. I bought it on a whim, but have no idea what to with it! I googled, and every hit was a beverage or hibiscus infused simple syrup. Are there any other ways I can use hibiscus?

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I make hibiscus and rosehip tea. It is fabulous as ice tea and the colour is a lovely, bright red. I like the slight tanginess, so I don't add any sugar.
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Last time I had dried hibiscus I booked marked these :
https://www.epicurious.com/ingredien...amaica-article

Hibiscus Liqueur Recipe | Everclear Liqueur Recipes

https://www.loveandoliveoil.com/2013...nchiladas.html

But then I just made lovely Hibiscus cold tea and drank it.. yum
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Try looking up Jamaican and Caribbean recipes.
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Last time I had dried hibiscus I booked marked these :
https://www.epicurious.com/ingredien...amaica-article

Hibiscus Liqueur Recipe | Everclear Liqueur Recipes

https://www.loveandoliveoil.com/2013...nchiladas.html

But then I just made lovely Hibiscus cold tea and drank it.. yum
OMG, those enchiladas look interesting and delicious. Give me a few days to get over my Indian food obsession and I’ll make ‘em! Thank you!
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And the liquid you get as left overs, you can make sweet tea or use in a cake.
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Love jamaica (hibiscus) tea! I imagine you could use it in jellies and jams for the liquid, and to poach fruit.
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I make hibiscus and rosehip tea. It is fabulous as ice tea and the colour is a lovely, bright red. I like the slight tanginess, so I don't add any sugar.
I also buy loose hibiscus and rosehip for tea. I add honey. This combo is high in vitamins and we always have when we are fighting a cold/flu and sore throat. Mom believed it helped bring a fever down.
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