Monday, August 27, 2012

Rose Petal Granola

Rose Petal Granola

I usually try to make my own granola - it is so easy and  quick.  My granolas are typically  made with the standard ingredients - oats, spices, nuts, fruits, etc.  Today,  I wanted to make a granola that wasn't the same old recipe.  In reading over some blogs, I  found this recipe for  "Rose Petal Granola" on the Blog "101 Cookbooks".  This recipe sounded very interesting.

It is made with oats, walnuts, sea salt, pepper, currants, and dried rose petals.   You can dry your own petals, just be sure they are pesticide free.  I bought my  "culinary" rose  petals from Amazon.    You then toss the oat mixture with a syrup made from butter, honey, and rose water.  The mixture is then baked, cooled and stored in an airtight container.
This granola is wonderful.  It has a slight peppery flavor, sweet and an ever so slight floral taste.
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Rose Petal Granola
From 101 Cookbooks

Ingredients:

4 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups walnut halves
1/2 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2/3 cup dried currants
dried petals from a dozen (or so) small roses
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon rose water
1 egg white (large egg), optional

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F with the racks in the top and bottom thirds of the oven.  Set out two rimmed baking sheeets.
2. Combine the oats, walnuts, salt, pepper, currants and half of the rose petals in a large mixing bowl.
3. Heat the butter in a small saucepan over low heat and stir in the honey.
4. Remove from heat and whisk in the rose water.  When throughly combined, pour the honey  mixture over the oat mixture and stir until everything is well coated, at least 30 seconds.  If you like clumpier granola, stir  in the egg white.
5. Divide the mixture equally between the two baking sheets and spread into a thin layer.
6. Bake, stirring a couple times along the way, for about 35 to 40 minutes, or until the granola is toasty and deeply golden.  You may want to rotate the pan once, top to bottom, to ensure even baking.
7. Remove from the oven and press down on the granola with a metal spatula- you'll get more clumps this way.  Let cool completely, sprinkle with the remaining dried rose petals, then store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Makes 7 cups








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