Dog roses are one of the most underrated flowers that appear in the spring, the petals of which can be used to make wild rose lokum (Turkish delight). As the summer wears on, the petals will drop off to be replaced by the seedpod, the rosehip.
Round, red and quite hard, these sweet little pods make the most amazing syrup.
- Rosehips 1 kg
- Granulated sugar 500 g
- Water 1.5 litres
This is a recipe from 365 Days Wild, by Lucy McRobert, published by Harper Collins Publishers.
Main image: Rosehip syrup. © Gloria Nichol/Getty