rose petal cream scones

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The roses are in full bloom at our house, and they are so gorgeous this year. The rose wall is sixteen feet and continuing to climb up the pine tree like mad! The front arbor is as tall and full as I’ve ever seen it. Neighbors pass by when I’m our watering the hanging baskets and can’t resist commenting on the blooms. This morning the exclamation was “beautiful!” Yes, I love my roses.

I decided to create a recipe for rose petal cream scones this year, and they turned out really good. This recipe makes about 10 scones and could easily be doubled. They would be the perfect addition to an afternoon tea, garden party or brunch table.

to make the scones you’ll need:

2 and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 stick unsalted butter

1 cup heavy cream

2 teaspoons rose water

1/4 cup pesticide-free rose petals

for the icing:

1 cup powdered sugar

2 teaspoons rose water

2-3 Tablespoons heavy cream or milk

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl,

sift the flour, baking powder, soda and salt…

using your hands, mix butter into flour mixture

until it resembles a course meal

In a small bowl,

combine cream, rose water and rose petals

Add to the flour mixture

add a little more cream if needed

the dough should just stick together and be slightly dry

don’t over-mix or your scones will be tough.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface.

Pat to about 1 and 1/2 inch thickness.

Cut out scones using a biscuit cutter.

Place on an ungreased baking sheet

Bake 10-14 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Transfer scones to a wire rack to cool a bit.

In a small bowl, whisk the

powdered sugar, rose water and cream

Drizzle icing over scones while they’re slightly warm.

Garnish with clean, pesticide-free rose petals.



Depending on the kind of rose water you’re using, the rose flavor can vary.  I used a very strong rose water from Lebanon. Before using the full amount of rose water, you may want to do a little taste test. You don’t want to overpower the scones with too much “rosiness.”




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  14 comments for “rose petal cream scones

  1. Dana
    June 17, 2011 at 3:02 pm


    • Melissa
      June 17, 2011 at 3:20 pm

      They’re lovely! I’ll make some for our tea the next time you visit. 🙂

  2. Kimber Dunn
    June 17, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Those look wonderful, but eating rose petals?? I didn’t realize you could do that. Interesting… They certainly make the food pretty though!

    • Melissa
      June 17, 2011 at 6:23 pm

      yes! there are a LOT of edible flowers out there. I’ve used nasturtiums, marigolds, roses and even pansies!…(see this link)…

      When we were vacationing on maui we had a salad full of nothing but edible flowers. They’re beautiful, they taste good and they’re actually very good for you. thanks for commenting! be brave and try a batch of these! I think you’ll love them with your morning tea or coffee. xo

  3. Heidi
    June 22, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Absolutely LOVELY!!! And looks delicious too…Oh how I wish I was a family member of yours and could just ‘pop’ by and see all these things in 3D : ) haha I think that someday soon, I hope, I will have enough to invest in the mixers and blenders and sewing machine of my own to try these out! So glad you share!

    • Melissa
      June 22, 2011 at 3:04 pm

      Thanks so much Heidi!

  4. June 28, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    they were delish, by the way. i don’t know what i expected, but they were really good!

    • Melissa
      June 28, 2011 at 8:11 pm

      yay! glad you enjoyed them.

  5. November 9, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    These are just gorgeous! I am so intrigued by the idea of cooking with rose petals … but will have to wait for spring on this one.

    • Melissa
      November 9, 2011 at 6:03 pm

      Aw! *blush* thanks. I have to wait until spring too 🙂 Karen over ant Crystallized Flower Company is such a sweetie. Made a batch today and shared the pictures on my fb . enjoy

  6. November 11, 2011 at 6:15 am

    These looks so delicious and beautiful.I must try these for my next tea party. ♥ Misbah/cupcakeluv

    • Melissa
      November 11, 2011 at 8:19 am

      Enjoy, Misbah! xoxoxo 😉

  7. March 20, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Lovely…as always! Thank you so much for sharing! I’m seeing a trip to the health food store! I can just smell the lovely scones! <3 and hugs Gorgeous!

    • Melissa
      March 20, 2012 at 3:42 pm

      Hello Debi! enjoy the recipe, and thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂

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