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Photo by Ellen Jaskol of the Rocky Mountain News, July 22, 2008.
This What could be more beautiful and decorative than these delicious scones with
rose petals? Recipe was adapted from the cookbook, Flowers in the Kitchen, by Susan Belsinger, Interweave. Press, 1991.
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Rose Petal Drop Scones
Afternoon Tea and High Tea,
Yields: 24 scones
Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 12 min
2 1/4 cup all-purpose
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1/3 cup coarsely-ground pistachio nuts, shelled and unsalted
2 tablespoons rose petals
, cleaned and finely shredded (organic only - no pesticides)**
Rose Water Icing
(see recipe below)
Rose Water is distilled from water and roses. It
is used heavily in South Asian, West Asian, and Middle Eastern
cuisine (especially in sweets). It is usually found in specialty stores (Asian or
Indian grocery and spice stores), but some grocery stores now carry it. If you are unable to find culinary essence
or rose water, substitute 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice.
** All roses that you intend to eat must be free of pesticides. Do not eat flowers from florists,
nurseries, or garden centers. In many cases these flowers have been treated with pesticides not labeled for food crops.
The tastiest roses are usually the most fragrant. Learn more about
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly spray a large baking sheet
with vegetable-oil cooking spray.
In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt,
baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. With a pastry
blender or two knives, cut butter into flour mixture until particles
are the size of small peas; stir in pistachio nuts.
In a separate bowl, combine cream and rose water. Stir in the
shredded rose petals. Add the rose mixture to the dry ingredients;
stir until a soft dough forms. When
making scones, work the dough quickly and do not over mix.
Note: Scones can be cut into any shape you desire. Use a drinking glass to
make circles, or cut into squares or wedges with a knife. Dip the
edges of the cutter in flour to prevent the dough from sticking. Do
not pat the edges of the scone down; instead leave the cuts as sharp
as possible to allow the scones to rise in layers.
Drop dough by the teaspoonful onto the prepared baking sheet.
Bake approximately 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
While scones are baking, prepare Icing. Remove scones from oven
to a baking rack to cool slightly, then drizzle the prepared Icing over the scones while still warm.
Makes 24 scones.
Rose Water Icing:
1 cup powdered (confectioners' sugar)
1 tablespoon red current jelly
In a bowl, combine powdered sugar, rose water, and red current
jelly until smooth.
NOTE: If the icing is to thick, add another
teaspoon of rose water.
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