Rose and Almond Nougat Recipe

I love everything about roses.  They’re beautiful in bud, flower and dried, they smell amazing and they taste amazing too.  Since I developed my Secret Garden Nougat recipe, I’ve been waiting to try out a version with rose petals.

I bring in a few roses whenever rain threatens, because the old roses we grow don’t hold up well in a downpour.  Some go in vases and jars around the house and those flowers with little to no stem are dried.  I use a dehydrator on a low setting but you can hang roses upside down and they’ll dry in a couple of weeks.  If the weather is very hot, you can also spread petals on a plate

If youre drying roses to use in food, be mindful to use scented flowers which haven’t been sprayed with chemicals.

You will need

Approx 50g whole almonds

240g White marshmallows

60g Unsalted butter

130g Skimmed milk powder

1-2 teaspoons rose water

A small handful of thoroughly dried rose petals

A little vegetable oil

Greaseproof paper


  • Prepare a sheet of greaseproof paper by sprinkling it with your rose petals.  Cover a space approximately 25cm x 25cm
  • If you’re using large marshmallows then cut them into smaller pieces
  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan
  • Add the rose water
  • Quickly put the marshmallow in with the butter and rose water and melt on a very low heat, stirring all the time
  • Once the marshmallows are melted, add the milk powder and stir in quickly
  • Leave the saucepan on the heat until the powder is almost all combined, then remove from the heat
  • Add the almonds and continue to stir until smooth
  • Spoon/scrape your nougat onto a second sheet of greaseproof paper
  • Lightly oil your hands and then pat down the nougat until you’ve roughly created a square, 25cm x 25cm large and around 1xm thick
  • Leaving the nougat on the greaseproof, flip the whole thing upside down on to the rose petals.  You should now have the rose petal nougat sandwiched between two sheets of greaseproof
  • Gently press down so that the rose petals are push in to the nougat
  • Allow to cool completely.  The nougat should be set in a few hours
  • Once set, carefully peel off the greaseproof paper

  • You could wrap these pretty little sweeties in individual papers or place a few in a beautiful box or tin

Mr P made this lovely paper ‘gift box’ for me and I filled with nougat.  I think it would make a lovely present.

Love Rachel ❤


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