Rosewater Biscuits

Some days are just meant for baking biscuits. This was one of those days and I had just made summer fruits ice cream, using a mix of berries in place of coffee from my coffee ice cream recipe. I thought biscuits lightly scented with rosewater might work well with it. They did, but they also went perfectly with a little cup of very strong coffee.

Rosewater Biscuits (1)


  • 125 g plain flour, sifted
  • 15 g cornflour
  • 100 g diced butter
  • 50 g icing sugar, plus extra for rolling out and dusting
  • 20 ml rose water

Put the flour, cornflour and butter into a food processor. Blend until combined.

If making by hand, rub the butter into the flour and cornflour with your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs.

Add the icing sugar and rosewater and blend briefly (or mix gently with a palette knife).  Knead the dough gently into a sausage, (dust your worktop with icing sugar if necessary) wrap in cling film and chill for half an hour.

Preheat the oven to 200°C/180 Fan/gas 6. Cut the dough into discs the thickness of a £1 Coin (that’s about the same as a Euro!) Place the biscuits on a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper.

Bake in the oven for about 8 minutes until pale gold. Remove, allow to firm slightly, cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container. Or you could just dust them with icing sugar and enjoy them as soon as possible!


35 thoughts on “Rosewater Biscuits

  1. They sounds amazingly quick to make and delicious. I love that piece of marble you have in the background. That’s begging for a big piece of pastry and a pie dish 😉

      1. Bought it in Lewes in one of their fantastic Flea Markets – I love it (even though it has a wonky wheel which Big Man STILL hasn’t fixed 😉 )

  2. Mild and light biscuits, I’ll love to have them with my evening tea 😛
    Juz adding chopped cashews to these biscuits…

  3. I love a rose jam to accompany scones and cream. I think we should get together with M in B-o-S and have a biscuit baking weekend for Xmas gifts in December and you can bake for Dia de los Reyes. L x x

  4. Wow, Chica. Sometimes the simple recipes are the best. I love that you added rose water. I can only imagine how perfectly subtle and sweet these biscuits are. Perfect for this time of year. Well done as usual!

  5. You are singing my song with anything rosewater Ms Chica 🙂 I, too, love that gorgeous blue and white plate. I am like a magpie with blue and white china…it’s my shiny things ;). Love these bickies and am going to try to work out how to replicate them in a more narf friendly alternative as I think I need them in my immediate future 🙂

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