Jane Austen moment in Persuasion
though her eyes would sometimes fill with tears as she sat at the instrument, she was extremely glad
to be employed, and desired nothing in return but to be unobserved. It was a merry, joyous party,
and no one seemed in higher spirits than Captain Wentworth. She felt that he had every thing to elevate him which general attention and deference, and especially the attention of all the young women of the family of cousins already mentioned, were apparently admitted to the honour of
of being in love with him; and as for Henrietta and Louisa, they both seemed so entirely occupied
by him, that nothing but the continued appearance of the most perfect good-will between themselves
could have made it credible that they were not decided rivals. If he were a little spoilt by such eager admiration, who could wonder?
Rose Water Madeleines
Adapted from the cookbook Jamie Oliver & Co – Desserts
100g powdered sugar
Juice & zest of ½ a lemon
100g sifted flour
1 tbsp rose water
Dried rose petals
For rose water glazing
100g icing sugar
2 tbsp rose water
2 tbsp lemon juice
1) Preheat oven to 190°C . Grease Madeleine pan.
2) Melt butter & leave to cool.
3) Beat sugar & eggs till creamy. Gradually fold n flour. Pour in butter, lemon juice & zest together with rose water. Mix will till well combined. Pour batter onto Madeleine pan & bake for 8 to 10 minutes till golden brown. Leave it to cool on wire rack.
4) For rose water glazing: Place icing sugar in a bowl & add in rose water & lemon juice. Whisk well till smooth. Drizzle it over each Madeleine & allow the glaze to set before serving. Sprinkle some dried roses on top of the glazed Madeleine.
Basket of roses from my garden
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