Taste of the Week
Homemade Rosewater Marshmallows
by Ballymaloe Cookery School
Got to visit Midleton Farmers Market last Saturday morning to do a little shopping there and in the town. And it was at the Ballymaloe Cookery School stand that I found my taste of the week, these absolutely delicious Rosewater Marshmallows. The delicate flavour, well-known to fans of Hadji Beys Turkish Delight, is irresistible and makes for a gorgeous treat!
Rosewater is used to flavour many foods, including drinks, around the world, especially in Asian countries. Did you know that 90% of it comes from Iran where they hold a major Rosewater festival every spring? It is a by-product of the production of rose oil for use in perfume.
So, it is used to enhance aromas and flavours. Look out for this excellent example at Midleton Farmers Market every Saturday where it is well priced at four euro.