It's a Darling Bakers Event ~ this time the theme is ROSES!
In my area of Oregon our roses begin their show in June, so cuttings were slim for our party. Only the very earliest have begun to bloom, so I cobbled the meager offerings from the garden ~ there will be more next month.
Once again, most of these recipes just sprang from my head ~ there are no formal recipes, just general directions, and lots of pictures! I hope you enjoy. :)
Let's start with cocktails ~ and a toast to our host
Jain, at Once in a blue Moon ~
Next, I thought a refreshing soup would be welcome ~ Chilled Mango Soup with a little yogurt, a dash of rose water and garnished with rose petals and violas. The rose petals are from climbing "Golden Showers". Next month I'll highlight some of the roses from the garden. , I'm an organic gardener ~ so the flowers are completely edible. Our main course ~ Chicken Bundles Boneless Chicken Breasts, topped with goat cheese mixed with Herbes de Provence and minced rose petals, then enclosed in Filo pastry then baked. I served them on a pool of Lemon Beurre Blanc ~ And garnished each with a rosebud, a couple of blooms of the early Lavender, and a lemon slice. The fragrance was heavenly! Here's what the inside looks like. ~*~*~*~ For dessert ~ I served Rose Hip tea ... Along with Vanilla & Rose Scented Cupcakes ~ baked in a Nordic Ware Sweetheart Rose Mini Bundt Pan
Rose Martinis ~ Vodka, with Rose Water in place of Vermouth.
They are VERY good!