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.
- 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”
Yum! They look and sound delicious, and I love the blue plate!
I have a bit of a thing for old blue patterned plates right now and buy them in second hand shops, charity shops, boot fairs, antique markets!
These look absolutely delicious! And perfect with fruity ice cream. I love rosewater – and am regularly overusing it!
I have a bit of a thing right now about rosewater too!
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 😉
Thanks MD – the marble is set into my butcher’s block and is perfect for my bread making so gets used very frequently!
I’m jealous – I’d love one of those 🙂
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 😉 )
It looks really good – I doubt you’d get such nice marble these days without paying an absolute fortune.
They don’t make things to last any more unless you pay a fortune L
True and some older crafts were done with more precision and care 😉
Heavenly biscuits Tanya!
Have a beautiful day.
🙂 Mandy xo
Ah thanks Mandy – you too!
Mild and light biscuits, I’ll love to have them with my evening tea 😛
Juz adding chopped cashews to these biscuits…
Ooh cashews sound good to me!
Great then, will try the recipe with cashews….
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
Sounds like a wonderful plan to me!
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!
Thanks Amanda – a very subtle but lovely flavour!
Pretty pretty!! I’d love to try these 🙂
They’re definitely worth making – and so easy!
I am so picky about rosewater in my desserts (not a huge fan of most Persian ones), but this sounds good enough and light enough that I just may have to try them out.
It’s a very distinct flavour and not to everyone’s taste but used sparingly….oh so good!
How perfectly delicate in flavour. I think it’s about time I made some biscuits 🙂
You make wonderful rusks!
I adore the sound of these Tanya… rosewater is such a beautiful ingredient to use!
Delicate and subtle (if you’re not heavy handed)!
Mmmm …. haven’t made biscuits for a while and these sound delicious, Tanya. Yes, I love the plate too 🙂
Thanks Marianne – my little blue plates seem to be a hit!
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 🙂
Rosewater Biscuits, hemmm yummy….
Evidently you were spying on me when I was housecleaning and rediscovered my rosewater this afternoon!!! 😀
Yummy! They look and sounds delicious.