Porcelain Roses

Porcelain Roses

After a long absence, spent on organizing our moving, we finally got our new house with a beautiful kitchen perfect to do a lot of baking, I am too excited to use every corner of my new kitchen to try new recipes and take good pictures in the different bright places of the house :)
However, I know I missed all the holiday season, but nothing is lost we are going to start a new year with new and tasty recipes that I hope you will try and like .
So Today I decided to share with you one of my favorite recipes, the one  that I usually make in order to impress my guests during the holidays or party time and I will probably make them for valentine’s day because my husband love them.

This oriental pastry has a magnifique visual that you can use also to decorate your sweet dishes, I named them the porcelain roses just because their shine looks like porcelain, I hope that you will try to make some, meanwhile I wish you a  HAPPY NEW YEAR !!

I keep the weights of the ingredients in grams to avoid rounding them and giving you wrong measures,  I suggest you to use a scale that indicates the weight in grams.

The supplies you will need:

  • Round Cookie Cutters
  • Pasta Maker Machine


For the home made syrup

  • 1 kg Sugar
  • 75 cl water
  • 1 sliced lemon

For the dough

  • 300g  flour
  • 75 g butter
  • 1 Pinch of salt
  • 1 tea spoon vanilla
  • Water + blossom water combined (50 ml of each )
  • Red food coloring (powder) .

For the stuffing

  • 300 g chopped almond or almond powder
  • 150 g icing sugar
  • One or two lemon zest
  • 2 egg whites (you may use only 1 egg white instead 2)


Making the home made syrup:

  • In a saucepan, bring all the ingredients of the syrup to a boil over medium heat until you get a honey texture and the color should remain transparent .(don’t cook the syrup more than necessary otherwise it will be a caramel)

Making the dough:

  • In a saucepan melt the butter over medium heat.
  • In a small glass, pour a little bit of the water and the blossom water combined and melt in it the food coloring powder .
  • In a large bowl combine the flour, the vanilla, the salt and add the melted food coloring , the melted butter and 50 ml of water and blossom water combined.
  • Mix the previous mixture with your hand until it becomes homogeneous.(if the dough is not compact keep adding the water+ blossom water little by little)
  • Cover the dough with plastic wrap for  2 hours.

Making  the stuffing :

  • Combine the almond, the sugar and the lemon zest .
  • Start adding the egg whites little by little while mixing with your hand  until you get a thick paste (be careful when you add the egg whites, if you don’t mix the paste, it will remain hard and you will continue to add the eggs until it becomes too liquid )
  • Cover the dough with plastic wrap for  2 hours.


  • Roll out the dough on a floured surface, then use the pasta machine until it becomes very thin (Use the number from 0 to 5).
  • Using the round cookies cutter cut three circles of the dough, put them one above the other like in the picture bellow.
    porcelain roses
  • shape the almond stuffing as a long stick, put it in the middle of the circles and fold the circles in two.
    Porcelain Roses
    Porcelain Roses
  • Wrap the circles to get a rose shape.
    Porcelain Roses
    Porcelain Roses
  • Bake 20 to 30 minutes in a preheated oven 320F ( 160c ),
  • Soak the roses directly in the homemade syrup while they are hot from 15 to 20 minutes, drain them then let them cool down before soaking them a second time in a heated syrup.

Porcelain Roses


46 comments on “Porcelain Roses

  1. Wow! You should me like it was easy. Your directions make it seem so attainable. I would love to make these. They are beautiful. Great job. I know I couldn’t do them justice.

    • Thank you so much Deanna, try one of my recipe you will see that is not too difficult and it is doesn’t need too much skills :)

  2. These are stunning – no wonder you make them when you’re trying to make an impression! Unfortunately, I’m pretty sure me trying to make these would be a perfect setup for a “Pinterest fail,” lol. They are so beautiful though!

    • Thank You so much Brandi, I am sure you can do them, just try and if you need any help just ask, I will make them soon in valentine day :).

    • Thank you so much Mihaela, yes we can use those cookies for wedding or valentines day or just around a good coffee with family, they are delicious.

  3. These porcelain roses are very lovely. I am definitely saving this post in my bookmarks so I can try and make this! Although, I bet it won’t produce such great results. Your roses turned out amazing and I am so not artsy.

  4. These are absolutely gorgeous! I’m quite surprised that they are much less complicated to make than looking at the finished product would make them seem to be. What a great way to impress your guests.

    • Thank You Julie, yes it is not too complicated to make, I try to put pictures of the steps to help readers making the pastry easily.

  5. Your instructions and pictures make it seem not too complicated to try baking the roses! When I make them, I will probably end up just looking at them–these pastries look too beautiful too eat! (kidding)

  6. They look delicious. I think they would be absolutely beautiful on a cake. Its that how you serve them or just like this?

    • Thank you Stacey, those roses are made with dough and stuffed by almond I don’t think on a cake will be a good idea, they are too big and heavy, those roses are delicious with a coffee we call that Petit fours in french :)

    • Thank you so much Maria, this recipe is not very difficult, you can try it and You just need a pasta machine, the dough should be thine to be able to eat it :)

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