Posted 23 February 2014 - 05:16 AM
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
2 TBSP rose water
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
butter an 8x8 pan and set aside
in a large sauce pan over medium high heat
melt the butter
remove from the heat
add the cocoa powder and stir well
add the sugar, again stirring well
let the mixture cool for 5 minutes or so
add the eggs beating well after each egg
then add the rose water
in a small bowl mix the flour and salt together
pour into the wet ingredients and stir well
do not over beat just stir to combine, making sure there aren't any flour spots left
bake for 25 minutes then turn oven off and let them cool 10 minutes
remove from oven and cool completely
These are a little too salty for my taste so next time I am cutting the salt to a 1/2 teaspoon.
But they are really good otherwise
Posted 23 February 2014 - 07:31 AM
Posted 24 February 2014 - 01:34 AM
SO I took my brownies in a box with me today, and had people sample them. The owner of the local Indian restaurant loved them, and told me to back a few pans and he would buy them for the buffet!
and everyone else who ate them loved them. So maybe I will leave the salt content alone. I'm just pretty sensitive to the flavor of salt because I never eat it on my food.
Posted 24 February 2014 - 01:54 AM
Really nice . . . too bad my local store just happens to be out of rose water. I'll be making these soon, though.
Posted 24 February 2014 - 02:09 AM
you can make your own rose water.
all you need is a large pot, a stone to place in the center of the pot, a mason jar, and four quarts of rose petals, and ice
Place the rose petals in the pan around the stone
Place the mason jar on top of the stone
Fill up the pot with water just until it covers the rose petals by about an inch
place the lid to the pot upside so the point of the lid hangs over the mouth of the mason jar
heat the water and rose petals to a boil, and then turn down to a simmer
put a tray or two of ice into the upturned lid
(This is a home made still)
Every twenty minutes or so remove the lid and dip out a few tablespoons of the water from the mason jar
When you get to the having a quart of water its time to stop (as there won't be much rose water left at this point)
Posted 24 February 2014 - 02:26 AM
Seeing as how I don't have four quarts of rose petals, I may have to wait for the store to restock rose water.
Thanks for the info.
Posted 02 March 2014 - 02:24 AM
Apparently, I am not supposed to make these brownies. As I approached the shelf at the store, containing the last bottle of rose water, some lady accidently runs her cart into the shelf, knocking the bottle off. It shattered on the floor. Fucking seriously? I am just going to make some brownies and eat them, indignantly. So there!
Posted 02 March 2014 - 02:29 AM
Idea: make rose ice cream, put it on top of these bad boys. Mmm!
Posted 02 March 2014 - 03:17 AM
Edited by Ravenshaw, 02 March 2014 - 03:17 AM.
Posted 02 March 2014 - 03:27 AM
Hahaha sorry J! Come down to TN for a visit and I'll bake you some. And I'll even make some lavender brownies.
Mmmmm . . . you do not have any snow, right?
Posted 23 March 2014 - 02:24 PM
I was watching a movie the other day, Rose Water Soufflé was a menu choice in a restaurant scene. Couldn't help but think of you, RF.
I've got to try this one day.
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