Posts Tagged ‘food’

I made the big announcement recently that I had finally mastered the art of cookie making…. well there has been no stopping me since!

And before the rose season is truly over I thought I’d better share this recipe with you.

We have a lovely old-fashioned, heavily perfumed rose that rambles over a wall here at Oldfarm.  It fills the air with it’s fragrance for about a month and then disappears for another year.  Everyone who visits loves it, and invariably goes home with a stem. 🙂

This recipe takes its inspiration from Wild Food Mary’s website, but is made similar to those famous Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Mary recommends using the Rosa Rugosa, but we don’t have that rose and I’ve only seen it in a couple of private gardens.  I thought it might be a bit cheeky to hop over the wall and rob some flowers!

I used our own rose.  Do go and grab a few handful of rose petals before they are totally gone.

Rose Petal Cookies

Rose Petal Cookies


  • 2 handfuls of rose petals, chopped.
  • 275 g/ 9 oz spelt flour
  • 175 g/6 oz butter
  • 100 g/ 3.5 oz caster sugar.


Rub the butter into the flour until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.  Add in the sugar and mix together with your hands until it all binds together.  Add in your chopped rose petals and mix through.

Roll your dough into a cylindrical shape.  Wrap in greaseproof paper and chill in the fridge for a couple of hours.

When you are ready to bake, preheat your oven to 180 deg. C.  Remove the sausage shape from the fridge and cut into 1/2 – 1 cm thick pieces, placing them on a lined baking sheet.  Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes.

Remove from the oven – allow to cool a bit before transferring onto a wire rack.

Put the kettle on and take time to sit down and enjoy!


Read Full Post »