Rosehip syrup


Rosehips are the fruits found on roses, and they are ready at around this time of year.  They’re rich in Vitamin C and rosehip syrup is very tasty.  This photo is of people collecting rosehips on our autumn foraging course.

rosehip syrup | foraging | Kent | London | south east

You might want to take a look at this post on different edible fruits and jellies that are common in the British Isles.

Ingredients

  • 1kg of rosehips
  • 3 litres of water
  • 500g of brown sugar

How to make rosehip syrup

  • Bring 2 litres of water to the boil
  • Chop the rosehips and add to the boiling water
  • Bring back to the boil, remove from the heat and allow to steep for 20 minutes
  • Pour the liquid through a jelly bag and squeeze the juice gently
  • Put the liquid to one side
  • Add the pulp back into the pan with the remaining 1 litre of water and bring back to the boil
  • Steep for 20 minutes and then strain through the jelly bag
  • Pour all of the strained liquid into the pan and put back on the heat
  • Add the sugar and dissolve
  • Allow the mixture to simmer for 5 minutes
  • Bottle

rosehip syrup | foraging | Kent | London | south east

We make rosehip syrup, along with various jellies, james and cordials on our 2 day autumn forage; you can see plenty of photos from those course here and also on our Facebook page.


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Lead Instructor at Jack Raven Bushcraft, teaching bushcraft, wilderness and survival skills to groups and individuals.

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