Rosie Makes: Rose and Strawberry Melting Moments

Rose and Strawberry Melting Moments

This week marks a highlight of the gardening calendar, the Chelsea Flower Show. I’d love to go some time, but for now I enjoy following the ambitious designs and beautiful blooms from afar, a ritual I have followed since my school study leave days! I thought a suitably floral bake would be appropriate this week therefore, and experimented to come up with these rose and strawberry melting moments. The buttery, rose-scented biscuits are sandwiched with a fruity, strawberry mascarpone cream – light, summery, aromatic and moreish. To make the biscuits, you will need:

92g butter (room temperature)
45g icing sugar
12g custard powder
112g plain flour
1/4 tsp rose extract (although I photographed vanilla by mistake!)

For the filling:
100g mascarpone
1 tbsp strawberry jam.

Rose and Strawberry Melting Moments

Preheat the oven to 170C/ 150C Fan/ Gas 4 and grease and line a baking tray with parchment. Beat the butter and icing sugar together until soft and creamy.

Rose and Strawberry Melting Moments

Add the rose extract and sift in the flour and custard powder. Mix together until you have a dough.

Rose and Strawberry Melting Moments

Rose and Strawberry Melting Moments

Roll the dough into small balls, around a teaspoon each, then squash down lightly with a fork to make biscuit shapes.

Rose and Strawberry Melting Moments

Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the tray then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Rose and Strawberry Melting Moments

To make the filling, lightly whip the mascarpone, then add the jam. It will quickly firm up as the sugar in the jam magically sets the soft cheese.

Rose and Strawberry Melting Moments

Rose and Strawberry Melting Moments

Sandwich the biscuits together, then sprinkle with icing sugar and edible rose petals and serve.

Rose and Strawberry Melting Moments

Rose and Strawberry Melting Moments

Rose and Strawberry Melting Moments

What are you baking this weekend? Have you been following the Chelsea Flower Show?

Rose and Strawberry Melting Moments

Rose and Strawberry Melting Moments

Rose and Strawberry Melting Moments

Rose and Strawberry Melting Moments

 

The biscuit base is adapted from Baking Mad, given a Rosie twist!

4 comments

  1. Anneliese says:

    Hi Rosie. I’ve just discovered your beautiful blog and can’t believe I hadn’t found it before. The way you link your recipes to the seasons makes it really appealing. I’d love to make some of these melting moments for a friend’s afternoon tea-inspired wedding. Would they work if I made the biscuits the day before and filled them on the day? Many thanks.

    • Rosie says:

      I’ve just seen your comment, thanks Anneliese! That’s really kind of you. Yes, they’d definitely be fine if you waited to fill them 🙂 R x

  2. These look absolutely delightful! xx

    Lynsey || One More Slice

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