Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Valentine's Rose Layer Cake

Valentine's Recipe -  Rose Cake

my mother's old Hot Milk Sponge Cake recipe, with a very special touch

Butter and flour a 9 inch round cake pan.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2 Eggs
1  teaspoon Vanilla    Beat together until eggs are light, fluffy and thick.
1  Drop Pure Rose Otto

Beat in  1 Cup Sugar   beat until smooth.

Sift together:

1 Cup Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 dash salt

Stir into the egg mixture.  Will be VERY thick.

Heat until the butter melts:

1/2 cup milk
1 Tablespoon butter

Add the hot milk mixture to the batter, stir it QUICKLY together, (work fast here, because the hot milk will start the baking powder rising before the cake is in the pan.)  Stir together quickly, pour into prepared pan and into the hot oven.  Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and the cake tests done.

Cool upside down on a rack.

split the cooled cake in half to make two layers.  Fill with either Raspberry Jam or,
if you are among the really lucky ones who have some,  with some Rose Petal Jam.  (Trust me, the Raspberry is wonderful  in it!) Sift some confectioners sugar over the top.

and...another recipe...   if you are a white wine lover,  add a teaspoon of our Rose Hydrosol
to a glass of chilled dry white wine, for a romantic dinner a deux.


Grammy T. said...

Dear Marge,
How fun! I will try this immediately. I can't wait for my order to get here.
Grammy T.

Send gifts to Pakistan from UK said...

Sift some confectioners sugar over the top to make it more tasty.