Drop Scones with Rose Petals and Pistachios
  • 2 1/4cups unbleached white flour
  • 2teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4teaspoon salt
  • 2teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2teaspoon baking soda
  • 2-3pinches cinnamon
  • 4tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3cup shelled pistachioslightly toasted and coarsely ground
  • 1cup cream
  • 1teaspoon rose water
  • 1good handful rose petals
  • 1cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1tablespoon rose jellyor 1 tablespoon red currant jelly mixed with about 1/2 teaspoon rose water
  • 2teaspoons water
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and blend thoroughly. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sir in pistachios. Set aside.
  2. Stir cream together with rose water. Rinse rose petals, pat dry, and shred finely (there should be about 2 tablespoons). Stir rose petals into cream, then stir liquid ingredients into dry ones to form a soft dough.
  3. Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake scones for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  4. Prepare icing while scones are baking: Combine confectioners’ sugar, jelly, and water in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Add another teaspoon water if icing seems too thick, keeping in mind that icing will melt a little if applied while scones are warm.
  5. Remove scones to a baking rack to cool slightly, then drizzle with icing. They are best served warm, right after baking. If preparing scones in advance, cool completely without icing and store in an airtight container. Wrap them in foil and gently reheat at 325°F for 10-15 minutes. Drizzle icing over them while they are warm.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Drop Scones with Rose Petals and Pistachios
Amount Per Serving
Calories 124
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING: Calories 124,Fat 7,Perfat 47,Cholesterol 19,Carbo 15,Protein 2,Fiber 0,Sodium 116