When we first decided to bring over Rose Petal Spoon Sweet from Citrus Chios, I have to admit to being a bit nervous. While common in the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, rose-flavored desserts aren't found too often here in the States. But this was one of my favorite flavors of Citrus' handmade treats and it's such a special rare product that I thought it deserved to be discovered by more people.
I had talked with Cincinnati-based photographer Elizabeth Lowry about shooting some pictures with Citrus' Triple Citrus Fruits Marmalade, and she shared a yummy Sparkling Citrus Vodka Cocktail recipe to rave reviews. I had also sent her a jar of the Rose Petal preserves to see what she might create and here is the result.
Inspired by Paula, a baker from the Vintage Kitchen blog with more than 30 years of experience, Elizabeth, who likes not only to photograph food but to cook and taste it, made a Scandinavian-style jam tart. I loved the Mediterranean touch to a classic northern European dessert and these are surprisingly easy to make for such an elegant-looking treat. They're wonderful for an afternoon tea or special brunch...or even to just indulge yourself when you're feeling like a little extra love!
You can make these with any of Citrus Chios' marmalades but your kitchen will have the most romantic smell when you use the Rose Petal - enjoy!
Enjoy the delicious taste of PDO Kimi figs from the island of Evia and bring the flavors of a Greek summer to your table. Hand-crafted by Kumilio using traditional techniques with no additives, preservatives, artificial coloring or flavors.