Sweet Finds: Nielsen Massey Rose and Orange Blossom Water
Nielsen-Massey is legendary for their vanilla extracts, they're heady and pure. Less frequently touted—but equally wonderful—are their rosewater and orange blossom water. Sold in two-ounce bottles, the orange blossom is made from Seville bitter oranges from the Middle East and Spain. The orange flavor notes are bold and clear—use it to brighten a dish of rice pudding with toasted almonds, or add a few drops to a classic shortbread recipe.
If you're looking for a more fragrant and floral addition, Nielsen Massey's rosewater is one of the most intense and concentrated versions around. Consider adding a few drops to your baklava or whipping a dash into a sweet, fresh pastry cream. And whatever you don't end up using for cooking can be poured into spritzer bottle. Store in the fridge and use it to freshen up a room (or yourself!) on a warm day.
About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan writes A Passion For Food, where she chronicles her eats and travels adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.