Due to the harsh winter, our roses were very late to bloom this year, and it seems are only now losing their petals.
Last year we made this bread, and it was delicious, so I thought we would have to try it again this year!
For two loaves:
– 1 packet of yeast (either dry or fresh works)
– One and 1/2 cups (375ml) lukewarm rose water
– 1 tablespoon sugar
– 2 teaspoons salt
– 3 to 4 cups flour
– Cornmeal and butter
– Egg white
– Food dye
How to make:
1) Simmer rose petals in a little water, then remove rose petals.
2) In a large bowl dissolve yeast in to rose water (lukewarm).
3) Stir flour, sugar and salt into yeast mixture.
4) Knead dough, adding extra flour if necessary.
5) Push dough around on floured board until smooth and stretchy, then place in bowl, and cover with clean cloth.
6) Leave for an hour to rise.
7) When risen divide dough into two pieces, form into shape of desire.
8) Place loaves on separate, buttered baking sheets, sprinkled with cornmeal.
9) Mix egg white, and food dye of desired colour, then paint loaves.
10) Bake in preheated oven of 200 degrees C (400 F), for 40 minutes each loaf.
Leon and Maya have made bread lots of times before, but this was Alfie’s first time. He loved the painting, but felt the dough was just too sticky!