Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Edible Roses

A while ago, if you remember, I had to make a Rose Water Saffron Ice Cream for a presentation I had and ended up with most of the bottle of rose water without knowing what to do with it. Last weekend I put my mad scientist hat on and experimented with a recipe of shortbread and the rose water.



The first two experiment I have to be honest were not good at all. One tasted only like a regular shortbread and the other one tasted like perfume. The third one tasted just right with the perfect soft flavor of rose water and butter shortbread that melts in your mouth... Delicious!



Once I had the perfect formula I decided to go a head a create one with orange blossom water and it also tasted great but in this case instead of using a flower cutter I decided to use a butterfly cutter to be able to tell the difference in flavor.

Finally, I decided to put a name to the cookies and started advertising it on Wedding Wire because I have been doing so well with bridal showers and other events. I'm still working on perfecting other recipes along with the many other things my creative/entrepreneurial self is doing.
PS... If you have a Wedding Wire account I'd appreciate for you to leave a comment for me so I can start appearing on options for brides and other vendors...

Wish me luck with this new enterprise!

25 comments:

  1. I bet these taste delicious! Good luck with your new adventure I'm sure it will go great!

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  2. Mmm...those sound really good!

    XO
    Lenore

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  3. Good luck. Those cookies are adorable :-)
    Robyn

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  4. Best of luck! I wish I had a cookie to try! :)

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  5. These sound amazing, and I think flower water cookies would be so charming for bridal events! Good luck, I'm sure they will be a huge hit!!

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  6. mmm yum* you're so resourceful!
    xx, jane

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  7. These look so good! I love your photography and how perfect everything looks.

    By the way, I thought I would tell you how much I love your blog. Whenever I see that you've posted I get way excited. Thank you!

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  8. Sounds delicious! How talented you are! I don't think I would be good at experimenting like this.

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  9. Those cookies are so cute! I always wanted to try using rose water, but I still never have. Maybe soon.... :)

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  10. I love shortbread! These look so great!

    xxMK
    Delightful Bitefuls

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  11. looks delicious:) Have a wonderful evening!

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  12. love that shape!

    xo Alison

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  13. Those cookies look so good! I give you so much credit for having the patience to experiment - I know I'd probably give up after the second batch.

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  14. Such a great idea! I'm crazy for the scent of roses and have recently fallen for a tea called Empress Cup that has actual tiny rosebuds in it...I bet it would enhance those cookies perfectly!

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  15. This is a brilliant idea! I love baking with unusual flavors. If I had that rose water, I'd probably make a rose cake with some lavender cream...

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  16. mmmm. i wish the internet had samples. :)

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  17. Great idea!! Good luck!

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  18. The cookies look lovely and yummy! Good luck with your venture. If I lived in Miami I would order them in a heartbeat!

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  19. LOVE using just a drop or two of rose water in rhubarb desserts. in the bath tub. as a room scent.

    such a versatile ingrediant!

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  20. OMG those sound amazing! I'd imagine they're really hard to get just right. Rose is so powerful. Glad you figured it out. I'd love to try them :)

    Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend honey! xoxo

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  21. the cookies look and sound delicious. i love the addition of rose and orange blossom, which are two of my favorite fragrances. enjoy your weekend!

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  22. These cookies sound so delicious, I love shortbread and rosewater. Wishing you every success in your new venture!!
    Mimi

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  23. These sound absolutely delicious. And I just had dessert so that's a good sign! Adorable shapes, too. I hope you have tons of luck with this!

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  24. bravo to you for trying 3 batches! i prolly would have given up after the first mess.

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  25. You can apply rose water, skin, besides being very fragrant and pleasant
    has some properties that help dry skin.
    * Here I found something I found interesting, I see that quote to say ...

    EL AGUA DE ROSAS "ROSE" refreshes, moisturizes and softens the piel.TIENE PROPERTIES
    Softening, which is very suitable for dry and sensitive skin.
    Purification and astringent, is very popular with oily skin.
    For anti-wrinkle and firming is ideal for skin lacking firmness. Its aroma is fresh and relaxing.
    read more here http://www.bestbioshop.com/products/Rose-Water.html

    greetings =)

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