it’s time for flowers, Beautiful Rosa Rugosa with their heady scent and of course Elderflowers, but don’t limit yourself to cordial, you could make a simple ice-cream from Elderflowers and today I baked a rose cake to serve with the ice cream, here is the recipe.
It’s gluten free

ROSE CAKE
15grms of fresh Rosa Rugosa petals,
teaspoon of rose water,
200grams of ground almonds,
4 eggs,
75 grams of unrefined caster sugar,
half teaspoon of gluten free baking powder.

Line the base of a round 20cm cake tin with baking parchment and oil or butter the sides.

Heat oven to 175 degrees cent. If you are using a mixer such as kitchen aid whisk the eggs together but if using a hand held beater you will need to seperate eggs and beat yolks and whites seperately, adding half sugar to yolks and half to whites.The beaten egg white is added last.
Mix baking powder with ground almonds, stir into beaten eggs (or egg yolk) add sliced petals and rose water, spread in 20cm cake tin and bake for about 25 mins till skewer comes out clean. cool and serve with a few fresh berries and crystallized rose petals and ice-crem.

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