Added by yetsize | Wed 28 Jan 2009 @ 12:03
1 kg of 'Honey-drop' Fig
700 g sugar
2 sticks of cinnamon
50 g rose petals
6 cl water from orange tree flower
Cook the sugar, the figs and cinnamon togther. Let it boil, always mixing it, till you get the right consistence. Then join the orange flower water and the rose petals, envolve all, let it boil again and take from the fire. Put it in jars, close them very well and turn them upside down, leaving them to cool.
Serve with toasts, bread or use it in cakes or pies...
P.S. Don't know if Orange Tree Flower Water (or the other way) is the correct translation for this essence. This is a typical syrian-lebanese essence made from the maceration of orange tree flowers, with the name [i]mať zahar[/i]. You might find it in syrian, lebanese or other arab markets/stores, in good 'own production' candy-shops or even in good supermarkets (in the place where you find other essences, like vanilla essence).
Thanks Kris for reminding me of this!