Monday, 14 May 2012

May Tea Time Treats - Flowers and Floral Flavours

A couple of months ago I spotted this challenge on a blog I follow ('Mainly baking' by Suelle). This month's challenge is hosted by Lavender and lovage. The theme for this month is 'flowers and floral flavours'.  After a quick search on the Food Network website, I decided to have a go at the Rose water and orange blossom baklava.

The comment at the end of the recipe
'This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.'
was surely not encouraging!

Well, I like a challenge, and decided to scale down the recipe further! I halved the ingredients (not wanting to waste a pound of nuts), and used half walnuts and half almonds. Pity that I also halved the amount of rose water and orange blossom water as well, as their flavour was too subtle!

Anyway, here are some pics:

Tea Time Treats is a monthly baking challenge co-hosted by Karen at Lavender and Lovage, and Kate at What Kate Baked. The full rules can be found here, if you are interested in taking part.


  1. THANKS so much for entering this GREAT recipe into Tea Time Treats and welcome to blogging too! It's such a LOVELY entry! Karen

  2. Thank you Karen! Looking forward for the May round-up! Hope I do next month's challenge as well.