Here is the recipe:
Rose Geranium & Rose Flower Water Pound Cake
Men often present women with roses, chocolate, perfume, music and other pleasurable treats to put them in a romantic frame of mind. “Awaken his or her senses” seems to be the unstated motto of suitors. This cake certainly follows suit.
6 rose-scented geranium leaves
2 2/3 cups sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
6 large eggs
2 teaspoons rose water
½ teaspoon lemon extract
3 cups unbleached flour
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sour cream
Zest from one small lemon
Powdered sugar, bittersweet chocolate, organic red roses, rose geranium leaves as optional garnishes
Preheat oven to 300 F. Butter and flour a 10 inch tube pan. (We like to use a heart shaped pan.) In a food processor, finely mince geranium leaves with sugar. Add butter and cream mixture until light. Mix in eggs, one at a time. Add rose water and extracts. Blend well. Sift flour, salt and soda together 3 times. Add alternately with the sour cream to the butter mixture. Add lemon zest and blend well. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 1 to ½ hours or until golden and firm. Loosen edges with a knife, and let stand for 15 minutes in the pan, then invert on rack to cool. Glaze or dust with powdered sugar, or drizzle with bittersweet chocolate. Garnish.
William K. Varney www.URBANherbal.com
Note: Urban Herbal sells their own rose water so visit their website if you'd like to order it.
|Urban Herbal's Rose Flower Water.|