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Rose Hip Syrup


Minced rose hips boiled in sugared water, strained and reduced. A syrup for diluting to make a drink, or a sauce for plain puddings or ices.

Gloucester Citizen - Thursday 15 January 1942

During WWII children were paid 3d per lb to collect rose hips as a source of much-needed vitamin C. The officially approved receipt for syrup allowed 2 lbs of minced hips boiled with 3 pints of water, very thoroughly strained, then boiled down to 1½ pints with 1¼ lbs of sugar. Care has to be taken to remove the irritating little hairs from rose hips - they are the source of commercial joke itching powder.

See also:
Rose Hip Jelly
Rose Hip Syrup
Rosehip Tarte

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