Edible Flowers in Sweet Recipes

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Primrose and Passion Fruit Pavlova

The primrose season is nearly upon us. Well actually in Devon it already is but the over enthusiastic early offerings are small and battered and not a patch on their March/April successors. I always maintain that I am first and …

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Rose Petal Chocolate Brownies

It worries me for a couple of reasons when we approach Valentine’s Day and I see food scattered with beautiful red rose petals. Whilst I am not a Cupid killjoy, I am concerned about the provenance of these rosy garnishes. According to recent …

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Edible flower croquembouche recipe with edible flowers from http://maddocksfarmorganics.co.uk

Edible Flower Croquembouche

My wee baby has just turned 15. Not sure how that happened but she now towers over me and ‘borrows’ my rarely used makeup. She was away with a friend’s family for her actual birthday but came back insisting upon a birthday …

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Lavender and honey icecream. Buy fresh lavender from http://maddocksfarmorganics.co.uk

Lavender Honey Ice Cream

I know, I know….. it’s nearly December and the wrong time of year for ice cream but as I perused the garden yesterday there were still a couple of dozen lavender heads resiliently hanging on and I thought that this would …

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Floral Sugar

Floral sugar is one of the key ingredients in many edible flower recipes. The sugar absorbs the flavour and fragrance of the flowers and allows you to both extend the season and enjoy wonderful flowery summer flavours year round, plus it also …

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Dahlia Tarté Tartin

Dahlia & Fig Tarté Tartin Back in the day, when I was just a wee slip of a girl & between what my dad would describe as ‘proper’ jobs I worked for few months cooking in a small bistro behind …

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Pimms Jelly

I realised that despite having made this jelly for years – and having Chris’ lovely pictures on my website – that I’d never popped up the recipe on the blog so here it is. Chris Archambault and I first developed …

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Rose petal honey. Buy edible roses from www.maddocksfarmorganics.co.uk

Rose Petal Honey

Rose Petal Honey The simplest of recipes for the most delicious product. This honey encapsulates the fragrances of summer and preserves them in a jar long into winter. Well certainly for as long as you can keep your sticky fingers off …

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Rose Scented Coconut Milk Pannacottas

 This recipes comes directly from my friend Margie at MadebyMargie. A culinary phenomenon who is generous enough to share many of her recipes via her blog.   These little coconut pannacottas taste as though they have been lightly kissed by …

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Petal and Prosecco Jelly.

Edible Petal and Proscecco Jelly This recipe can be adapted a million different ways using a host of different edible flowers. You can use Pimms or Champagne, white wine or whatever your favourite tipple is.  I’ve made a Gin & Tonic Jelly …

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Carrot, Calendula and Coconut Cake

Guest Blog by Margie Broadhead, chef and caterer to some very lucky London folk! This cake is a real show stopper. I am completely obsessed with the gorgeous flowers that Jan Billington from Maddocks Farm Organics grows. She’s unbelievably talented and …

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Rosemary Cake

This cake recipe is based on Nigella’s Rosemary Rememberance Cake. Nigella made it in honour of her maternal grandmother who was called Rosemary. The sentiment behind this struck a real chord with me as my paternal grandmother cooked extensively with …

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Primrose Curd Muffins

Making Primrose Muffins. These wee muffins are lovely and so simple to make that I, or anybody’s small child, could manage without tantrum or too much supervision. Having said that, they are not conventionally beautiful. The apple based primrose curd …

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Primrose curd. Edible flower recipe from http://maddocksfarmorganics.co.uk/category/latest-blog/

Primrose curd.

I’m the first one to admit that I am first and foremost a gardener and what happens in the kitchen can be a little random and unpredictable to say the least. Therefore, where possible, I rely on those far more …

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Tulip Icecream Bowls

Tulip Recipes   This is one of several tulip recipes on our blog which we hope you enjoy. Whilst there are many complicated ice-cream recipes which require expensive machines or much whipping and churning you will be pleased to know that …

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Bling or Spring? Primrose Panatonne Pudding

Primrose Panatonne Pudding I invented this pudding for three reasons. Firstly because today heralds the start of Spring and we should not let that go without a bit of a celebration. Secondly and on a practical note, I was given …

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Poached Pears – puds and salads

At this time of year, if we are lucky, our ancient and wonky pear tree comes up trumps and provides us with a couple of handfuls of pears. I’ve no idea of the variety but they have a lovely flavour …

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Rose Petal Marshmallows

Floral Marshmallows made by My Mummys Yummy Cupcakes using Maddocks Farm Organic Rose Petals. The recipe for floral marshmallows here uses our organic red rose petals but any edible flowers could be substituted as you wish. Having said that, the …

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Chocolate Lavender Truffles

Lavender Truffles 12 sprigs of lavender 2 tablespoons finely chopped lavender 10oz high cocoa chocolate 2oz unsalted butter 142 ml carton of double cream. Either cocoa or further melted chocolate for finishing. Put clean sprigs of lavender into the cream …

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Darts Farm Demo at Devon County Show

Stuffed Tulip Petals I was inspired last year by a wonderful recipe created by the very talented Urvashi Rowe otherwise known as @botanicbaker for stuffed tulip leaves http://www.lovefood.com/guide/recipes/15057/goats-cheese-dip-in-tulip-petals-recipe. This year, I wanted to use some really hot colours to produce …

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