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This post was most recently updated on February 25th, 2018
Recipes for the month of Love!
Today we have two recipes for our “love” month theme.
The first recipe includes the use of lavender to make delicious scones and the second incorporates rose water.
On to the recipes!
One of the benefits of Lavender Essential Oil includes its ability to eliminate nervous tension. To this end, it can help reduce stress, help you to relax, improves blood circulation, aids in insomnia, relieves muscle pain and can help in aiding headaches. Wow – that is a lot of benefits from one essential oil.
We will cover lavender more in depth in another article, but for now, know that there are many benefits available.
Using lavender florets or dried culinary lavender in this first “recipe for love” will put us on a path to reduce stress and feel the love with delicious scones!
Serve these scented scones with plum jam and whipped cream
- 2 Cups All-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp Baking Powder
- 4 tbsp Butter
- 2 tsp Fresh Lavender Florettes, roughly chopped or 1 teaspoon dried Culinary Lavender
- 1/4 Cup Milk
Preheat oven to 425° F. Grease a baking sheet, or use non-stick cooking spray.
Sift together the flour and baking powder. Rub the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Stir in the sugar and lavender florets, reserving a pinch of lavender to sprinkle on top of the scones before baking.
Add enough milk to make a soft, sticky dough. Pull the mixture together and then turn the dough on to a well-floured work surface.
Shape the dough into a circle, and roll out to a 1-inch depth. using a floured cutter, stamp out 12 scones.
Place on the prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops with a little milk and sprinkle with the reserved lavender.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden.
Ahh, a rose by any other name – in fact,
Rose Water is a liquid made from water and rose petals. Rose water has been used for centuries, there is a long tradition of rose water being used in medicine, including in Iran and other parts of the Middle East
There is also evidence of North American Indian tribes using it to treat ailments.
And while it does smell divine, it has medicinal and culinary value as well.
Again, there are different types and uses, which we will cover in an in-depth article, but here is a quick overview.
Rose water can be used in a skincare regime, helps to relieve some headaches, has been shown to help wounds heal faster, such as burns and scars. Research has shown that rose water has antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties.
On to our recipe for LOVE using Rose Water
Rose Water Thins
These light, crunchy cookies are easy to make and bake in minutes!
- 1 Cup Butter
- 1 Cup Sugar plus extra for sprinkling
- 1 Egg
- 1 tbsp Light Cream
- 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Pinch Salt
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tbsp Rose Water
Preheat oven to 375° F. Line two baking sheets with baking parchment paper.
Soften the butter and mix with all the other ingredients only until you have a firm dough. Mold the mixture into an even roll and wrap in waxed paper. Chill until it is firm enough to slice very thinly. Usually, this will take 1 to 1 ½ hours.
Slice the dough thinly and arrange the cookies on the prepared baking sheets with enough space for them to spread. Sprinkle with a little sugar and bake for 10 minutes, or until they are just turning brown at the edges.