Recipe Callout: Two Delicious Rose Desserts

| 3/2/2012 10:35:04 AM

GinaWe asked and you answered.

In honor of the 2012 Herb of the Year, we asked our readers to send us recipes of one of their favorite rose-infused desserts. (Did you know that the rose is an herb? It is!) Recognized through the ages for its striking scent and remarkable beauty, the rose is a dramatic addition to the dessert tray. Impress your guests by tossing rose petals in custards, tea cakes, scones, cookies, ice cream, or try one of our reader-submitted recipes below. We have scrumptious Lavender Cookies with Rose Water Frosting and Muhallabiyeh, a delightful Lebanese milk pudding.

Our lavender cookies recipe and our almond milk pudding recipe use rose water to bring flavor to the table. Rose water is often made from distilled water with the essential oil of rose added, although it can also be made by infusing rose petals in simmering water for 15 minutes or so. You can also buy rose water; check out some of our recommended companies to try out one of our rose water recipes today.

Rose Water 3-2-2012
Rose water can also be found in modern cosmetic products,
as it is considered an antiseptic tonic to soothe sensitive skin.
Sandra Thiele/Fotolia

Lavender Cookies with Rose Water Frosting  

This recipe was contributed by Rachel Carter in Waynesville, Ohio, and found within the pages of Herbal Treasures: Inspiring Month-by-Month Projects for Gardening Cooking and Crafts by Phyllis V. Shaudys.