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Old 02-24-2009, 01:57 AM   #1
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Does anyone know where I can find Rose Water?

I wanna try to make "Raspberry Rose Pots de Creme" from food network and it says I need rose water with a * next to it saying "Can be found at specialty gourmet markets." I have no clue where to look Anyone know where to find rose water? hopefully in the bay area D:


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Old 02-24-2009, 06:10 AM   #2
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Look up Mid Eastern grocery stores. i.e. Lebanese, Jordanian, Egyptian etc. They will most likely carry rose water. Also check the ethnic food aisle at Whole Foods. Good luck!

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Old 02-24-2009, 07:32 AM   #3
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Asian markets carry it too. It is used in Indian cooking.
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Old 02-24-2009, 07:34 AM   #4
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You may also find it in shops specialising in baking supplies - it can be used for icings and flavouring a number of baked dishes
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:17 AM   #5
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I just found this! A local health store carries this but it didn't have a discription so I went to a different website.

The ingredients are just purified water and natural rose oil....but it doesn't mention anything about using it for food...are they all like this? or is this not one for food?
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:16 PM   #6
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I agree those places would definitely have it
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Old 02-24-2009, 07:50 PM   #7
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To me, rose water is something you make, not buy. Here's how: How To Make Rose Water: Recipes & Tips : TipNut.com. I use the second meathod.
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:26 AM   #8
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I saw a few links on google about making your own rose water, but I thought it would end up really lacking. And I didn't know how rose water is supposed to taste or look like. I'll definitely try making my own next time to see! It costed me 5.75 for 4 oz =o I don't even know how often I'll be using this though as its the first time I've heard of it and my aunts too. But I did find it though! Problem solved :> Thanks guys!

Grrr....someone removed my link D:
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Old 02-25-2009, 04:03 AM   #9
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That's about as concise of an explanation as your can get, FincaPerlitas!

Rose water is essentially nothing more than the essential oil, extracted by one of several methods, from the rose petals and water.

1star - depending on the cuisine and the dishes you cook, rose water isn't used that often.
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:49 PM   #10
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We use rose water in deserts, cakes and making Turkish Delight. Try 2-3 drops of rose water with your cookie dough, it is really good.

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