[Sca-cooks] Orange Flower Water, was Orange flavored wafers ( was Pomegranate and Onion Juice)
vitaliano at shanelambert.com
Wed Mar 7 20:09:11 PST 2007
I have seen a couple of items that require Orange Flower Water. In fact,
there is one here:
The one for PARA HAZER ROSQUILLAS (To Make Little Rings). I am planning
to make some of these in the not to distant future so I picked some up.
Found it at the local Woodman's Grocery store for only a few bucks a
bottle, along with my Rose Water. It's in the Asian food aisle around here.
> Orange flower water doesn't taste or smell anything like oranges. Nor
> does it smell or taste anything like rose flower water, although the
> usage is often similar.
> As for use, i like my hot chocolate with about twice as much
> unsweetened cocoa powder as sugar, then i pour in the hot milk and
> stir, then i add a dash of orange flower water instead of vanilla.
> Strangely, I haven't seen recipes using orange flower water within
> SCA period (anyone know of any?). Yes, i know that oranges came a bit
> late, but the first recipe i recall seeing orange flower water is
> from the mid-17th C., in "Le Cuisinier Francois", i think, which
> seems rather late to me. Clearly the Arabs were distilling things, to
> get rose water, for example, and i wonder why they didn't make and
> use orange flower water, too. Or perhaps the cookbooks using it have
> been lost (or not translated). I'm going to start looking for just
> "flower water" as it appears that way in some 17th c. references.
Lord Vitaliano Vincenzi
aka Shane Lambert
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