Rose Petal Jam

ingredients
all
4 oz pesticide-free red or pink rose petals
4 cups organic cane sugar
divided
2 Tbs lemon juice
1
Wash petals thoroughly then drain on a paper towel. Combine petals with 1 cup of the sugar and rub with your hands until they form a paste.
2
Dissolve remaining 3 cups sugar in 15 fl oz water in a large stainless steel saucepan over low heat. Stir in rose petal mix and bring to boil.
3
Boil for 20 minutes or until jam (jelly) thickens but is still slightly runny. Stir in lemon juice and remove from heat.
4
Pour into sterilized jars and seal.
5
Spread on toast or fold into plain yogurt.
source: Camila Loew, Natural Chef via Bauman College
notes
yield: 4 small jars