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Monday, 26 August 2013

Rose petal cake



   Here is an easy cake recipe for a rose petal cake. I had to tweak it a little as I was not able to find, or grind almonds to make almond flour, but it was nice with hacked almonds either ways. 

   The cake had a nice rose and nut flavor.

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   Gather the rose petals and lay them out on a clean cloth in the sun, so any little bugs will make their way out.

-          3 dl chopped rose petals
-          3 eggs
-          2 dl sugar
-          1 dl oil
-          2 dl flour
-          1 dl almond flour ( or hacked almonds )
-          1 ts baking power
-          1 ts vanilla sugar
-          Icing sugar for decorating.

- Beat eggs and sugar till they are nice and fluffy
- Mix the rose petals with the oil
- Add the dry ingredients to the eggs/sugar
- Add the oil with petals
- Pour in a greased and floured pan
- Bake in a 175 degrees oven for about 30-40 mn. Use the toothpick test to check if the cake is finished.
- Let it cool, then sprinkle icing sugar over, and decorate with petals if you wish.
- Serve with ice-cream.


Chopping the rose petals

In the pan.....

I did not have time to decorate it as my 9 year son just wanted it right away.

6 comments:

  1. That looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe, need to try this!

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  2. It looks yummy, Virginie, I guess dl means deciliter, I have never seen that in any recipe before.

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    1. Here in Norway that is the way we write out recipes, it's a bit like the American cups, and spoons.

      You simply take your measurer and fill up to the required marking. Easy enough, though of course not as accurate as the way we did it in France with a kitchen scale, and all.

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  3. Looks good! I love cakes that involve almonds. I've never made a recipe with rose petals.

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    1. Of course, you should only use petals from your own garden, or ecological roses... you don't want to eat pesticide !

      The taste reminded me a bit of ' Turkish delights', since they use rose water in them. But the almonds gave it a crunch, without taking away from the rose flavor.

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  4. I've never heard of doing that before, it looks lovely.

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