Flowers & Food, No.10 in our series #romancingthehome
This weeks challenge was to incorporate flowers in food…
Immediately I thought to include my Aunty Winnie’s homemade Turkish delight.
We made a huge batch for my 40th and all my friends have been asking how we made it so here goes:
lemon juice from 1 lemon
12 drops rose essence
1 teacup of water
A tiny drop of pink food colouring
Soak gelatine, lemon juice and water
Add sugar and boil for 1 minute
Add rose essence and food colouring
pour into a small deep oven dish and allow to set
Using a sharp knife cut into squares
To store, mix equal parts cornflour and icing sugar and coat Turkish delight.
Store in a cool dry area in a sealed tin
…It could not be easier
Little Tip: I have used this Turkish Delight in cakes, G&T’s and plated up for a tea time treat.
When #romancingthehome began and all the wonderfully creative ideas came up, I thought the best part will be to enjoy quality time with my family. To set time aside to do the simple sweet things in life that we never have time to do.
Luna loves to bake with me so I called on Talia from My Shabby Shack for a quick and easy biscuit recipe. I added a few lavender flowers to the dough and lemon glaze to finish them off.
1 cup Butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp baking powder
3 cups flour
1 tsp lavender flowers
preheat over to 180 deg (375 f)
Cream butter and sugar beat in egg and vanilla
Add baking powder to four and sieve together.
Mix wet ingredients one cup at a time
Add lavender flowers
Roll dough out to about 1cm thick (1/2 inch) and cut
Place on greaseproof paper
Back for 8-12 minutes until golden brown
Talia Top tips:
- dust cookie cutters in flour so they don’t stick to the dough
- Chill rolling pin in freezer
- use straw for holes for tree decor