Rose Jam (Turkish)


  • 225 grams rose leaves (without stalks)
  • 6 1/4 glasses granulated sugar
  • 3 3/4 glasses water
  • 4 lemon salt cubes or 4 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Put the water and rose leaves into a pan, cover and boil until the rose leaves go almost a white color. Then add the sugar and boil with the lid off until the syrup thickens.
  2. Dissolve the lemon salt cubes in 1/8 glass water (or add the lemon juice to the water), pour this into the pan after the syrup has thickened, bring to the boil once, remove from heat, and with a perforated spoon remove the foam on the syrup.
  3. Pour the jam into a bowl, and after it has completely cooled down, put into a jar and close the lid tightly.

From the kitchen of Martin James, Copenhagen, Denmark.