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Apricot Roses: A Garnish

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This VERY simple garnish, takes less than 5 minutes, can be done ahead, and lasts for days! Here is the step-by-step:

It takes about 6-7 dried apricots for each rose. Choose plump ones for best results.

1. Cut each apricot in half down the side, with a small sharp knife.
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2. Lay apricots halves on a sheet of waxed paper (or parchment paper). Fold paper over to cover, and roll flat with a rolling pin.
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The halves will become the "petals" of the rose. The cut side is the "stickier side".
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3. Take the smallest "petal" and make the center of the rose. Hold it tightly with one hand.
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4. Add a petal at a time, using "sticky" side to overlap around the center of the rose.
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5. When rose is the size you want, stick a toothpick through the bottom (where your fingers were holding it together) and set it in the freezer for 30 min (or up to 3 days) on a paper plate. I think they look nice in a cluster of three. I add lemon leaves, and use them to garnish a platter or plate.
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Enjoy the "Ohhhs and Ahhhs"!

Comments (7)

barb cabot:

Wow! You never cease to amaze me. This looks like fun. I'm going to try it some time. Thank you for the lesson. We do adore "our" Palma!

Eden:

Palma, you make this seem easy to make... The rose cluster garnish looks fabulous. I will try this for some holiday treats coming up soon. And if clutzy me can't make it work out to look presentable, I can always eat the dried apricots! :)Thank you for the step by step instructions.

Palma, thanks so much for posting this. I was admiring your apricot roses at the GTG and wondered how you made them.

Ida:

Wow they look great. Just finished making the tiramisu so maybe I'll practice flower making while I wait for my guest to arrive. You make it look so easyyyyyyy!!

You are too much - imagine getting a manicure so you would be your 'bets' for the pics. No detailed is ignored!

Palma:

Jerry, Thanks, but no manicures here, except for big events or trips a few times a year! I paint those babies myself for free!

Nancy:

The apricot roses are beautiful! Thanks for the lesson - I am going to try them!

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