My mum brought it a good while ago from Lakeland, she was going to make Turkish delight but that never happened so she eventually relented and let me use it for my wicked baking purposes!
Its not particularly strong, the actually cake doesn't have that much rose flavour (and I put 3 desert spoons in!) but the glaze does taste lovely and strong and that's when all the rosiness is. It's all in the icing!
SR flour 4oz
2 medium eggs
milk to mix
3-4 dst sp rose syrup
*heat oven to 190c or gas mark equivalent.
*cream the margarine and sugar.
*add eggs, flour and rose syrup.
*mix in adequate milk to make smooth. (milk is the key to a moist cake!)
Medium loaf (as above)-cooking time- 30mins
12 muffins-cooking time- 15-18mins
two small circular half's- cooking time- 20mins
(times in a fan oven)
Rose drizzle icing:
I can't actually give any precise measurements because I always measure by eye! but all it is, is icing sugar and rose syrup, mix till a smooth paste and then add suitable cold water to get it to the desired thickness (quite a lot to get it as above) much easier than the tradition drizzle icing method, which involves heating and melting the icing sugar, this way is far quicker and sets to the same finish and taste, result!
Very easy really and quick too, sure beats the sugar cravings as well!