Monday, August 13, 2012

Edible Roses

Welcome friends for tea this week.  I hope everyone has been getting some of the rain we have had here during the past few days.
At my last cupcake baking class, we made edible roses from chocolate clay.  These were mounted on a plastic stem with royal icing baby's breath dabbed on the smaller stems.
Pretty, and delicious too!
I should think all of my tea friends have made (or continuously make) scones at one time or other.  Do you use butter or shortening?  I've used shortening for years and have recently started using butter.  Both DH and I like the taste better and they seem flakier.  I even found a blog where the woman makes her own butter in her food processor; looks easy and she says it tastes way better than store bought.  Well, I think that's true of anything homemade.  I also put currants in my scones, some prefer raisins.
I'll share your comments next week when we gather over tea again.

31 comments:

  1. I've never used shortening...never thought of that! I probably wouldn't have the patience to make the butter too! I love your rose! It looks perfectly like a real one! What fun you must be having making such wonderful things! Thanks for sharing another artistic culinary triumph and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  2. To me, scones are like sweet biscuits. I always use shortening in my biscuits and like their light texture - but, for the scones I have made I have followed recipes with butter - I am quite intrigued by the homemade butter idea! Always love trying things - your edible roses are gorgeous and I am sure yummy! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  3. I prefer butter in my scones, and currants are good too. Your icing rose is so sweet! (pun intended!)

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  4. Love the rose! What fun you are having in this class! I cheat. I make my scones from a mix!

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  5. They really do look delicious - pass one over! A lovely post here!

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  6. Your rose looks deliciously beautiful. I've only made scones a few times and used shortening then, but butter sounds even better. I remember churing butter in a jar for my mother so using a food processer sounds interesting. Would love the recipe or details.
    Enjoy your tea and scones!

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  7. I have used both in my scones and like them either way. Does not matter to me, just LOVE scones. Beautiful chocolate rose Judith.

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  8. Hi Judith,

    The edible roses are to die for and the scones look so yummy. You are making me want to serve tea right now.

    Thanks for the kind comment about the computer. Hubby bought me an iMac desktop.....now, I am trying to learn on it. Fun!

    Have a wonderful week.

    xoBarb

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  9. Oh my goodness, what gorgeous flowers! Someday I will take a cake class, but the only ones available to me in my area are on Saturdays and that just does not work out well for me.

    Scones...well, before we went completely plant based I used butter, but now I use plant based margerine or vegetable shortening. I love them either way as I have a love of baked goods...period.

    ***I am stopping by from A Delightsome Life and am your newest follower! :)

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  10. I think I usually use butter. What is that blog that speaks of homemade butter?

    I used to love to make everything from scratch and still dream of doing that! But sometimes its only reading.

    Can't get over the beauty of those roses you made!

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  11. I think I've probably made scones only once and will have to remedy that. I tend to make biscuits, which don't have sugar so lack the sweet taste of scones. My one biscuit recipe uses shortening, but the cottage cheese biscuits use only a little bit of cooking oil. The edible rose, by the way, is beautiful.

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  12. butter...have nearly made the switch for everything across the board, though there are some things that do require shortening to taste right. Those roses are beautiful! Very creative thing to learn how to do. Did you decorate scones with them?

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  13. Your roses are so delightful. I am not at home right now to look at my recipe, but I don't think I use butter or shortening. I use heavy cream.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  14. Judith your scones look delicious! I've never made them, just purchased them from a local coffee shop.

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  15. Hello Judith,
    Your rose is beautiful! You must be having a ball in that class. It is very realistic looking.
    I always make my scones with shortening. I don't think I have ever used butter, but I sure enjoy spreading butter on them fresh out of the oven! I also make them with different kinds of fruit; raisins, currants, dried cranberries, blueberries, and candied fruit.
    Thank you for joining me for tea and enjoy your week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  16. Oh my gracious! Those roses are gorgeous - almost realistic! What a lovely visit for Tea Time Tuesday.

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  17. Judith, look at your beautiful edible rose!! That takes the prize!! I always use butter in my scones. I love cranberries, raisins, blueberries, even strawberries in mine. This is making me hungry for one!!

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  18. I have a cherry scone recipe I concocted that I love. I think I need to make some now. I just wish I could get REAL clotted cream here to enjoy it with. If you have ever had scones with clotted cream you would realize there is no other way to have them. It is to die for delish! We grew up on raw milk and homemade butter, it is the best!

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  19. Pretty made Roses. I haven't ever made scones, but yours always look fantastic.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  20. Well, at least you stuff out which means you are getting projects done right? bought some jewelry making supplies and have yet to use it.


    LΓ₯n Penge uden sikkerhed

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  21. Hi Judith,
    you are a master in flower making. This rose with baby breath is absulutely natural and gorgeous. Too nice to eat it.
    And your scones look scrumptious. What a lovely tea time.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  22. Hi Judith,
    Your roses are so beautiful! You are so very talented! Perfect for a tea party! Your scones look yummy too! My favorite scone recipe does not call for butter or oleo. It only calls for heavy whipping cream, {except for melted butter to brush the tops with). Have a great day!
    Nancy

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  23. Hi Judith,
    What a beautiful & creative craft! I love your homemade, edible roses. They look so beautiful. I would love to try scones with homemade butter. That sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week.
    Blessings,
    Lisa

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  24. What a beautiful rose, great craftmanship or craftwomanship. Regardless it is gorgeous.
    Use butter...

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  25. Your edible rose looks brilliant! I had to take a double look ... it looks so real! Well done!!

    Yes , butter!!! scones are so yummy - definitely a treat these days.. xo C. (HHL)

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  26. Judith, Your rose is so beautiful! You did a fabulous job. I really enjoyed seeing your handiwork from your class. I use shortening in my scones, although I haven't made any recently. I'll try butter next time, though! I hope your week is going well. We did get rain and I also managed to hit a couple of nurseries for plant sales so have so more phlox and cranesbill to add to the garden.
    Hugs, Beth

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  27. Judith,

    Thanks for your encouraging comment.

    Actually, our lives are turned upside down at present....lots of changes going on but all of a sudden, I feel such faith. I am so grateful.

    Hope your day is blessed.

    xoBarb

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  28. ciao bellissime le rose complimenti a presto lu..

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  29. Beautiful cottages! We were just there over the July 4th holiday and enjoyed the area so much. It was our first time there and hope to go back and stay longer.
    A-kasse



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