Rose water & vanilla patty cakes (dairy free, egg free)
Golden on the outside and moist on the inside,
these little cupcakes are an easy vegan adaptation from a traditional recipe.
Made without eggs or dairy, they are delicate little bites of indulgence,
just perfect for a lunch box or served with a steaming mug of English Breakfast tea.
To make a dozen sweet little (vegan)
Rose Petal Patty Cakes
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
6 tablespoons water
125 gm plain wholeground cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
80 gm Nutelex (or vegan margarine)
80 gm raw or rapadura sugar
Half teaspoon vanilla extract
Approximately 1/3 - 1/2 cup plant milk
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and line a 12 slot capacity muffin tin with paper cases.
Place ground flaxseed & water in a food processor and whizz for a few seconds to gently mix. Allow to stand for 4 minutes (or until it forms a gelatinous mix). Add all other ingredients except plant milk, and whiz for a few minutes until combined. Slowly pour plant milk down tube of food processor, to get a soft dropping texture.
Divide mixture between the 12 patty cases, and pop in oven for approx. 15-20 minutes or until golden on top, and a finger depressed into the surface will bounce back.
Allow to cool on wire cooling tray. When quite cold, drizzle over a scant drift of rosewater icing*, and press fresh or dried rose petals immediately into the icing before it sets.
* To make the rosewater icing, sift approx 3/4 cup pure icing sugar (all icing sugar in Australia is vegan, but if in another country, just check it isn't bone-char filtered) into a bowl. Slowly drip in enough rosewater to get a spreadable consistency, then ice quickly before it sets.
If you have roses growing in your garden,
it's lovely to pick a few flowers and dry to use in cooking.
These petals are from our voraciously flowering Zepherine rose,
which has the most delicious perfume and is a thornless variety (double win).
We like to scatter the fresh rose petals on salads & desserts too,
because they add a little touch of beauty to the everyday.