Orange Flower Water, Al Wadi, Lebanese
- Product of Lebanon
- Aromatic Distillation of Fresh orange flowers
- Very Distinctive Flavor used heavily in Persian and middle eastern Cuisines
- Use for Baqlawa and other sweets
- Try in Lemonade and teas
- 10 oz. Bottle
Interestingly, Orange flower water, or orange blossom water, is a clear aromatic by-product of the distillation of fresh bitter-orange blossoms for their essential oil.
is pleasantly bitter, like orange peel, but intensely aromatic, and it is thus often used sparingly. While occasionally used in savory dishes, it's more frequently used in sweets such as baklava, the Lebanese rice pudding riz bi haleeb, Moroccan ktefa, and French madeleines and gibassier.
It can be an alluring substitute for vanilla or combined with vanilla in other desserts, too.