A Dozen Rose-Infused Recipes to Serve on Valentine’s Day
Ricotta Crêpes with Honey, Walnuts and Rose
These crepes are light and delicate, and scattered rose petals on top add an extra special touch.
Cardamom Rosewater Iced Tea
Additions of toasted cardamom and rosewater instantly elevate your average iced tea.
It only takes 10 minutes to make Padma Lakshmi’s Vodka-Rose Punch, which combines club soda, rose syrup, fresh mint leaves, and more. The end result is a gorgeous pink drink.
Rose water and rose petals add a floral twist to the traditional martini.
Stuffed Baby Peppers with Yogurt and Floral Honey
If you don’t think roses and pepper would go together, think again. Lavender-rose honey is the perfect finishing touch to these yogurt-stuffed peppers.
Rosewater-and-Saffron Ice Cream (Bastani Irani)
This incredibly fragrant ice cream is a show-stopper, visually and in taste. Make sure to get the dried roses for the garnish.
Creamy Rose Panna Cotta
A twist on traditional panna cotta that uses Italian rose syrup (found in specialty food stores) and vanilla bean to create a light, delicate dessert.
This apple-rose cake does triple duty—it has ground rose petals and rose water inside, and it’s shaped like a rose.
Strawberry, Rhubarb and Rose Fool
If you want to play on Valentine’s Day colors, look no further than this strawberry, rhubarb, and rose fool, which has a beautiful red and white contrast.
Sweet Semolina Cake with Rose Water
This semolina cake, infused with rose water and topped with a rose water syrup, is best served with whipped cream and a cup of tea.
Persian Love Cake
You can make this cake within an hour—but, with the pretty combination of pistachios, rose petals, and bright white icing on top, you’ll look like you’ve been working all day.
Candied Rose Petals
Candied rose petals add an elegant touch to any dessert (and they only take one step to make.)