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Thursday, April 11, 2013

From my kitchen : Preserved Rosella

I only know about this Rosella during my stay with my in-laws. My MIL brought some dried rosella home and according to her, it can also be called as "RiBeNa".
For me, the taste is bit bitter compared to Ribena juice(the one that sell in supermarket),so I always add more sugar to have the sweetness taste ..... I love this rosella drink.

So after moving to my own house, my husband planted some rosella trees at the backyard and it has harvested for few times in a year.

What I normally do is remove the receptacle from the rosella, then wash them and let them dry under the sun for a week. Once they are dried up,then just store in container and keep in the fridge.  It is  a refreshing drink especially during the hot weather.

dried rosella

 I always think what else can I do with those rosella.....can I make it as a jam or preserved it or even make  a cake with rosella?

Once, I tried to make a rosella jam and it taste not bad,but too bad Ryan did not like it. Only me and hubby love the rosella jam.

The next project is to preserve rosella...Just wondering how is the taste like. I found one great recipe on preserved rosella...and I did it. The result : it taste not bad,sweet and crunchy.

preserved rosella

Let's me share the recipe here :

Fresh rosella     110 gr (more or less)
salt                    7 gr
sugar                30 gr, 15 gr, 15 gr , 20gr

1. Remove the receptacle from the fresh rosella. Wash and ait the flowers dry
2. Season with salt for a day to soften the flowers. Give them a toss. ( I store in the fridge)
3. Squeeze out the salt water the next day.
4. Season with 30 gr sugar and leave in the fridge for 4 days.
    Season with another 15 gr sugar for 2 days.
    Season with 150 gr sugar for another 2 days.
    Lastly, season with 20 gr sugar. Once the sugar has melted (about 2 days later), the preserved rosella are
    ready for consumption.

After done with my preserved rosella, the next one that I want to do is baking some rosella cupcakes.

Stay Tuned...


Hayley said...

I think I ate this before, quite nice!

Yan said...

I drank the juice before. Quite nice.

Small Kucing said...

i made the juice before......sigh...nobody in my house like ....

Vickylow said...

I tried this b4, but I boiled it and make it like Ribena juice.

Oliveoylz said...

I remember this plant! My mom used to make fresh ribena juice for us from this. It's great how the plant can be harvested several times a year. That means rosella cupcakes every time you get a harvest, ya? Do tell us how your rosella cupcakes turn out. How interesting!

suituapui said...

I know they use that to make drinks. Sour...but healthy.

Zoe said...

I remember drinking rosella juice before... Can't wait to see your Rosella cupcakes. Must be very fruity and frangrance.


Health Freak Mommy said...

I drank it before too. Not bad, quite sourish. I still prefer Ribena. Maybe if we add other ingredients with it to boil, it will taste better.

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Merryn said...

I love the drink. That's all. nothing more than that. only the drink :D

Rose said...

It does taste a bit like Ribena. Tried the dried Roselle before but I still prefer drink. :)

Mummy Gwen said...

Yes my mum made ribena from this plant too.

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