rose butter tea sandwiches with scented sugar

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~ rose butter tea sandwiches with scented sugar ~

Gracie and I enjoyed these fragrant, rosy sandwiches for our teatime today while watching a few episodes ofย  Glee. It’s been raining cats and dogs today in the Mississippi river valley! The perfect kind of weather for snuggling under a quilt, turning on the fireplace, eating some spring veggie soup, and lighting candles all over the house. These sandwiches were the perfect light dessert with a cup of Darjeeling. You will want to make the rose sugar a week ahead of time, so prepare accordingly.

makes 12 tea sandwiches

for the rose butter:

1/4 cup unsalted butter

1/8 teaspoon rosewater

Mix well until light and fluffy.

Cut 12 circles out of the centers of 12 slices of soft, white sandwich bread. Spread each with some of the rose butter. Sprinkle each with rose sugar.

to make rose sugar:

1 cup white sugar

2 cups very fragrant, unsprayed rose petals, washed and dryed completely

Place the sugar and rose petals in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the rose petals are tiny little confetti-like pieces. Place in a covered jar for one week before using. Alternatively you could keep the rose petals in bigger pieces by pounding them with a mortar and pestle and adding them in layers to a jar of sugar. After the week is up, remove the rose petals.

After sprinkling your tea sandwiches with the sugar, garnish with fresh, unsprayed rosepetals that have been washed and blotted dry, pansies, and chocolate mint leaves.



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  8 comments for “rose butter tea sandwiches with scented sugar

  1. August 21, 2012 at 12:45 am

    What a great recipe! I am always looking for new twists on tea sandwiches.
    Then next time I write a rose-themed tea menu, I will link back to this if I may.

    • Melissa
      August 21, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      Hi Margaret! Be my guest ๐Ÿ™‚ so pleased you like the recipe. xo

  2. Delightful and Appreciative
    March 13, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Chin Deep,
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    I am never disappointed.
    I have come to call your site one of my friends.
    It is comforting, encouraging and always offering delightful presentations.

    I only wish, I had all of your recipes in a book.
    I think, I may have inquired, but I am not sure if you responded.
    Do you have a book cook published?

    Your stories and shared experiences and adventures, make me want to visit.
    I think you are in Minnesota, but sometimes, I think you are in the South.

    Please continue to keep us amused, encouraged and eager for the next recipe.

    I have learned so much from your site, recipes, and just musings.
    May you continue to be Blessed.

    I am always eager to see your seasonal posts and such appropriate recipes for the seasons and holidays.
    IT is with much pride, and appreciation, how you share from all cultures and countries.
    Since, I still have not learned how to post pictures, I do share your site and my friends ,are always speaking of your recipes,
    We do share our testing and much to our delight, we are always satisfied.

    So Thank You, for such a wonderful facebook friend.
    Maxine Williams:MW 3-13-14

    P.S. When I first read the recipe for tea rose syrup, I thought you had your days mixed up; but quickly realized it was not of this year. I thought, oh gosh, all this time, I thought she is in AMERICA, and now I think she must be in a country that is hours/days ahead or behind us. It was a laughter, to make the adjustment to the year.
    So have a Happy St. Patricks’ weekend,for 2014.

    • Melissa
      March 15, 2014 at 8:35 am

      Hi Maxine! Your amazing comment was so touching. You made my day and reminded me why it is I do this every day. I love blogging and it’s become a favorite creative outlet. I never dreamed my page and site would grow the way it has and I’ve had several people ask if I’m writing a cook book. The answer is “yes” but I’m working on that along with writing a novel, and a few other projects. I’m not sure when it will be released, but when the time comes I’ll let you know ๐Ÿ™‚ In the mean time… do you own my other books? I’ve written, hand lettered and watercolor illustrated two. The first is called “Chin Deep in Bubbles” and it’s a book all about pampering yourself. It includes “at home spa” recipes for making your own beauty products and also includes a food recipe section with lots of healthy treats! My second book “Welcome Home” is a book about turning your home into a relaxing retreat. There are several food recipes in that book too. (My name is Melissa Placzek.) ALSO… I contributed several recipes to a book that is going to be available on April 29th, 2014. It’s a book by my friend, Dr. Sonali Ruder and it’s called “The Greek Yogurt Diet.” I also contributed to a book (same author) that will be released on August 26th, 2014 called “Anti Aging ~ Over 100 Easy, Delicious Recipes for Longevity and Youthfulness.” I hope you check out these titles. All available for purchase on Amazon.

      Thank you SO much for sharing my page and recipes with your friends. The very BEST advertising is word of mouth ๐Ÿ™‚

      Happy St. Pat’s weekend to you too, Sweetie!

      Much love,

      • Maxine Williams
        March 15, 2014 at 9:18 am

        Thank You Melissa.
        I must actually start to blog, as my comments turn into commentaries or extended conversations.

        I joined face book about two years ago and have truly enjoy it.
        I have become an addict to the various sites, however, there are a few, that I consider my daily nourishment.

        I will seek your books.
        I will also request your new one, in August.

        I live in the Midwest of USA and this past winter, really kept me at my computer.
        I think, you mentioned that you live in Minnesota, so if true, then you also went through a very cold and extreme winter.

        I am finding, that I really must manage my face book time, as so many other tasks get delayed.

        I admire your commitment to bringing us such delightful posts.

        I, too, have been working on publishing, but have not completed that goal.

        I am a Senior Citizen and retired, so hopefully, I will have some extra time, to devote to my writings.

        I am sharing a St. Patricks’Day with friends and yes we are having corned beef sandwiches.

        I think of the book and movie: Julia-Julia and how it all started with one person writing her recipes,
        If you have not read the book, or seen the movie, if you have time, you will enjoy both.
        I really love your times, with I assume either a daughter or very good friend; and how you describe the scenes and restaurants, where you meet.
        Well, it is The Ides of March, and it is a beautiful day.

        Have a Blessed Spring.
        Sincerely, Maxine Williams 3-15-14

        P.S. Perhaps, I/we will write a book of musings from all of the fb comments.

        • Melissa
          March 15, 2014 at 3:18 pm

          Thank you, Maxine, for your awesome posts ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, I live in Red Wing MN and we had a terribly cold, extreme winter. I am SO looking forward to Spring and Summer and all of the wonderful pleasures that go along with the warm seasons.

          You have a blessed spring too, Lovely.


  3. M.Williams
    March 13, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I meant Cook book, not book cook.

    • M.Williams
      March 13, 2014 at 9:37 pm

      I must have winter lag,Sorry for the errors. I meant tea rose butter sandwiches. and sugar.
      So anxious to comment and unfortunately, the replies do not allow for editing.
      So cook book and not tea sugar.

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