Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Rose Water Biscuits

This week was one of those weeks when I was in need of a little something to get me going, and that's where these sweet biscuits came in. Once I'd had one (or two, or perhaps it was three...) of these with a cuppa I felt ready to take on anything. Well, you know, mostly dull stuff like the housework.

These would be great for a girly tea party and you could always substitute the rose water for vanilla or lemon extract for a different flavour and use different colours to decorate.

Rose Water Biscuits (makes around 30)

90g unsalted butter
100g caster sugar
1 egg
2 tbsp rose water
225g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
To decorate:
250g icing sugar
1-2 tbsp rose water
a little cold water
a small amount of food colouring paste/liquid
sprinkles/sugar flowers

1. Beat butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add egg and rose water and beat until fully incorporated.
2. Sift in flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until you have a light dough (it should feel a little springy).
3. Wrap in cling film and pop in the fridge for about half an hour.
4. Preheat oven to 180°C (160° fan) and line two trays with baking paper.
5. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to 5mm thickness. Cut out rounds (I used a 5cm fluted cutter) and place on prepared trays, leaving a cm gap between each biscuit.
6. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Leave to cool for 5 minutes then carefully transfer to a cooling rack.
7. Sift icing sugar into a bowl, add rose water, a dash or two of cold water and the colouring. Mix until you have a good consistency for icing the biscuits, adding more water or icing sugar as necessary.
8. Spoon or pipe onto cooled biscuits. Place any decorations on straight away before the icing starts to set.


  1. Ooh! I bet these taste every bit as good as they look! I'll have to get some rosewater and have a play!