Recipes and Serving Suggestions

~~ Rose Petal Jelly ~~

Serving ideas: Perfect on English muffins or scones, for breakfast or tea time. Use as a glaze on tarts and cakes.

Rose Petal Jelly Roll Cake

5 large eggs, separated
1/2 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c flour
confectioner's sugar
Rose Petal Jelly

Preheat oven to 350” F. Grease 15" x 10" jelly roll pan and line with parchment paper.

Beat egg whites in large bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in 1/4 cup sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. In separate bowl, beat egg yolks, vanilla and remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Continue beating until thick, about 5 minutes. Mix in flour just until blended. Gently fold egg yolk mixture into beaten egg whites. Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake for about 12 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly. While cake is baking, sift confectioner's sugar over a clean kitchen towel.

Loosen edges of cake with a knife. Invert cake onto towel and peel off parchment paper. Starting from a short end, roll the cake and the towel up together. Cool completely, rolled up, on a wire rack. When cool, unroll cake and spread with Rose Petal Jelly. Roll up again (no towel this time) and place on serving platter, seam side down. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar and garnish with fresh or candied rose petals and whole, fragrant roses.

Also good made with Lavender jelly and then garnished with candied violets.

~~ Rosemary Orange Jelly ~~

Serving ideas: Great on hearty breads or corn muffins, and as a glaze on roasted chicken or baked ham.

Sweet Potatoes a L'Orange
1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cut
into 1-inch pieces
1/2 c orange juice
2 tbsp Rosemary Orange Jelly

In a casserole dish, mix sweet potatoes with orange juice. Microwave until soft, about 10 min, stirring occasionally. Mash the sweet potatoes and orange juice together, then stir in 2 tbsp of Rosemary Orange Jelly. Great flavor and not overly sweet!

Also good with Cinnamon Basil or Nutmeg Sherry jellies.

Rosemary Orange Turkey
Scrub 2 oranges well and cut both in half. Squeeze one orange over the whole turkey and rub the cavity with the other. Put used oranges in cavity along with a large handful of fresh rosemary. Roast according to directions. About 20 min before done, melt 3 tbsp of Rosemary Orange Jelly and brush all over the turkey for a fabulous glaze!

Confetti Chicken
2 tbsp olive oil
3 carrots, cut in 2-inch matchsticks
1 c green beans cut in 2-inch lengths
1 lb chicken breast, cut in 1-inch cubes
2 tbsp of Rosemary Orange

Heat in a skillet. Add carrots and saut* for 2 min. Then add green beans and chicken breast. Saut* for 5 min, or until cooked through. Add 1 tbsp of Rosemary Orange Jelly and toss gently. Great served over rice, topped with toasted almonds!

Also good with Cinnamon Basil, Lavender, or Mulled Wine jellies.

~~ Lavender Jelly ~~

Serving ideas: Marvelous on scones or as a condiment with leg of lamb.

Lavender Glazed Meatballs
1 lb ground lamb
1 egg
1/2 soft breadcrumbs
1 tsp dried lavender buds, crushed
1/2 tsp each garlic powder, black pepper, and oregano
1/4 tsp each cinnamon, coriander, and cayenne
2 tbsp lavender jelly

Lightly mix together all ingredients except jelly. Form into balls about the size of walnuts. In a cast iron or non-stick skillet, brown meatballs on all sides over medium heat. When meatballs are done, add lavender jelly to skillet. Stir gently to thoroughly glazed the meatballs. Serve with rice pilaf and a green salad.

Also good with Rosemary Orange, Cinnamon Basil, or Mulled Wine jellies.

~~ Cinnamon Basil Jelly ~~

Serving ideas: Delicious on raisin toast or to glaze a fresh fruit tart.

New Waldorf Salad
2 apples, quartered and cored but not peeled, cut into 1/2" Š 1" pieces
2 stalks of celery, sliced 1/4" thick
1/4 cup of walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped
2 tbsp Cinnamon Basil Jelly
1/2 c yogurt

In a medium-sized bowl, lightly mash the Cinnamon Basil Jelly. Beat in the yogurt until smooth, then add apples, celery, and nuts. Serve immediately or chill until needed. Not only is it delicious, itÕs low in calories and good for you to boot.

Also good with Mint, Mulled Wine, or Nutmeg Sherry jellies.

Carrot Coins
4 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4" thick "coins"
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp Cinnamon Basil Jelly

Melt butter in a saucepan. Add carrots and cook over medium low heat, stirring occasionally. When carrots are tender, about 15 minutes, remove lid and stir in Cinnamon Basil Jelly. Turn heat up and cook until the glaze is thick and shiny.

Also good with Rosemary Orange or Nutmeg Sherry jelly.

~~ Mulled Wine Jelly ~~

Serving ideas: Superb on pannetone or on crackers with cream cheese. Serve as a condiment with duck.

Holiday Baked Brie
1-lb round of brie
2 tbsp Mulled Wine Jelly
2 tbsp sliced almonds.

Place brie on a pie plate or tart pan, preferably one pretty enough to serve it on. In a small bowl, lightly mash the Mulled Wine Jelly, then spread it over the top of the brie. Sprinkle with sliced almonds. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or until the brie softens and the almonds toast slightly. If you need to transfer it to a different plate for serving, let it rest 5 minutes, then using a large spatula, gently slide it onto the serving plate.

Also good with Rosemary Orange or Nutmeg Sherry jellies.

Karen Schaffer

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