Friday, June 4, 2010

just rosy

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So I know I was supposed to have some sort of baked good showing up here, but that was just a big ol' baking flop, even in their ugly-ness they weren't all too tasty either. So I hope you'll forgive me and and enjoy this refreshing pink drink complete with the cutest little rosebud ice cubes.

Rose punch
recipe adapted from Valli Little of Delicious mag

50g box dried edible rosebuds
1 cup caster sugar*
1 tbs rosewater
A few drops of pink or rose food colouring
750ml dry white wine
750ml sparkling mineral water or sparkling lemon/limeade

Half-fill ice cube trays with water. Place a rosebud in each and freeze for 3 hours, then fill with more water and freeze until solid.
In a saucepan add 1 1/4 cups water with sugar (*cut the sugar in half if your using sparkling lemon/limeade, other wise it might get too sweet) and place on a low heat to dissolve sugar. Increase heat to medium and simmer for 5-6 min until you get a light syrup. Stir in rosewater and colouring and let cool.

So while this drink is quite summery and backyard soirée-ish. I thought I'd go along with this theme and have the next few posts centered around picnic's, bbq's or any outdoor gathering really. Treats and eats to take with you, that sort of thing. What do you think?

Happy weekend all!