The scent of orange blossom water is absolutely heavenly. It’s incredibly fragrant, and has all of the features of oranges, but without any of the harsh, brassy notes. It is definitely worth having in your pantry, and if you’re looking for ways to put that bottle to use, I’ve gathered together a few ideas.
ways to use it
Check out my orange blossom archives for a full list, or try one of my favorites:
- banana éclairs with orange blossom (+ variations)
- frosted orange blossom pistachio brownies
- rainbow lamassu cake
- orange blossom fig cake
- orange blossom banana hot cross buns
- masy’s one-bowl crêpes + orange blossom passion fruit
- cardamom churros with orange blossom chocolate
- stone fruit banana trifle with orange blossom custard
- apricot swiss roll
- oatmeal, four ways
Where to buy it
Orange blossom water is available online, in spice shops, in most Middle Eastern grocery stores, and occasionally in some Indian markets. You might also find it in a well-stocked supermarket (sometimes it’s in the baking aisle with the flavor extracts, and sometimes it’s in the international aisle).
Notes on orange blossom water
Like rosewater, a little goes a long way, but it’s a bit less overpowering, so you can get away with adding a little more. But as with any floral fragrance, less is more.