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Vanilla Rose Scones Recipe

A pretty little scone for all the girls out there to make up for the hefty Mexican chimichanga recipe we made last time. Mixing flour and flowers can produce beautiful results.

To make these beautiful treats, preheat oven to 400F.

Place 3 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of baking powder and 2/3 cup sugar into a mixing bowl.

Cut 3/4 cup of butter into small pieces.

Mix butter into dry ingredients. It should remain in small, pea-sized pieces.

Gently stir in about 1/2 cup of organic rose petals that have been cut into small pieces.

Add 2 teaspoons of vanilla, 2 eggs and 3/4 cup of heavy cream to a medium bowl and beat together. Gently stir into flour, er… flower, mixture.

On a floured surface, form dough into two disk shapes. Please dismiss my over zealous amounts of flour here.

Cut disks in half and in half again. Place each quarter onto a baking sheet coated with baking spray.

Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes (until light golden and you hear the hallelujah chorus come out of your oven).

While the scones bake, get ready to make your vanilla rose icing by getting your pink bowl. Why a pink bowl? Cuz you are baking with me and I am quite matchy matchy!

Place 3 cups of powdered sugar into said pink bowl.

Add two teaspoons of vanilla.

Then add about 5-6 tablespoons of water. Stir until you reach the thickness you would like. It’s better to keep it thick if you plan on icing while scones are hot as it will melt down the sides.

For the pretties, add an eensy weensy teeny tiny bit of pink food coloring and about 2 tablespoons of the pre-cut rose petals from earlier in this recipe.

Oh, looky there, the scones are done baking. Don’t ya know!

Ice those little pretties with your pink  frosting and you will have yourself a gorgeous scone for brunch or coffee with the girls!

If you’ve never had roses in your food, you might be thinking, “Pretty sure… but what about the taste?”

I was worried too but they taste pretty much like vanilla because I didn’t use rose water. Very yummy and beautiful. What a combo!
*If you feel brave, you can add a touch of rose water to the scones and/or the frosting to make them more legit.

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