Friday, 18 May 2012

Rose creams.

I have been meaning to try to make Rose creams for a while now, for a multitude of different reasons. Though primarily because they are my Father's favourite chocolates. I have read a number of different recipes but was unsure as to the merits of each. Consequently I dove in the deep end and experimented. Many of the recipes contained either both or one of, rose syrup or double cream. I was skeptical of the cream as I was worried that it might make them go off quicker and the syrup because frankly I can't find anywhere not on the internet that stocks it and who actually ever gets around to making a recipe where they have to source ingredients from the internet only to ever use a couple of tables spoons out of a large bottle. I therefore based my recipe on peppermints creams which would mean that I would only need the readily available rose water. It did mean that they were marginally crumblier in texture.

2tbsp rose water
340g icing sugar
1 egg white
200g 70% dark chocolate
crystalised roses to decorate

Whip the egg to soft peaks. Stir in the sugar and rose water, knead until you have a soft dough. At this point I added a couple of drops of food colouring. Form into you desired shape and dip into the melted chocolate. Before the chocolate sets add you chosen decoration. I got about 40 or so out of this quantity of mixture. be warned it smells overly rosey before you cover in chocolate but the rose is a delicate taste and needs to be definite enough flavour not to be over powered by the dark chocolate. This recipe would work as a base for different flavoured creams just use an alternative essence.

I have linked up with this months tea time treats, the theme of which is floral recipes.

11 comments:

  1. These are JUST exquisite, I LOVE them! I also love violet creams too....but your rose creams are just so pretty and make a wonderful entry to Tea Time Treats, thanks so much! Karen

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    1. I love violet creams to but I have yet to track down the violet to make them.

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    2. http://www.lakeland.co.uk/18635/Lakeland-Natural-Flavour-Violet-

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  2. These look great! I have also been meaning to mae them for a while as they are Grandma's favourite. Where did you find the petals to go on top? Or are they home made?

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    1. I didn't even use half a bag or 25g http://www.buycoco.co.uk/cat.php?category_id=11

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  3. A great idea for Teatime Treats! They look so pretty too! :-)

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  4. Love rose creams & like Karen violet creams too. I'm very impressed with your chocolate dipping prowess - they look very professional.

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  6. I have to admit, I have a little bit of a thing for rose and violet creams. Since I was a small girl I was obsessed with the floral fondants from my local sweetie shop. Since then my adoration has only grown and grown till I can no longer walk past a chocolates without peaking my head through the door and scanning their array of choccies for those magic words.



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