Cooking Experiments

Apple Roses by @LadyDuck - Personal Recipe and Photo
By Anna
@LadyDuck (463811)
Switzerland
September 13, 2015 6:44am CST
During the weekends I like to experiment new recipes, especially cakes and pies. Yesterday, one of my cousins shared a link on Facebook, challenging me to realize the cakes. The recipe is to make "apple roses", using puff pastry, red apples and apricot jam. It looked so nice that I decided to try. I had all the ingredients in my refrigerator, in less than one hour the small roses were ready to serve. The result is impressing, but the roses are very easy to realize.
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@sofssu (23662)
13 Sep 15
They look so good.. I love to cook too.
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@LadyDuck (463811)
• Switzerland
13 Sep 15
You can find the step by step recipe on YouTube, they are easy to make.
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@amadeo (111941)
• United States
13 Sep 15
that is great there.Anna .I love to bake but have not taken on the challenge too much
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@LadyDuck (463811)
• Switzerland
13 Sep 15
They were easier to make than I thought and the taste is great too.
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@Asylum (47893)
• Manchester, England
13 Sep 15
When it comes to making cakes, I will leave that to the women. Sampling them afterwards is more my forte.
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@LadyDuck (463811)
• Switzerland
13 Sep 15
I can understand Barry, unfortunately all the roses have already gone... this is also my hubby forte.
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@valmnz (17099)
• New Zealand
13 Sep 15
You never fail to astound me with your cooking skills Anna. They look and sound mouth watering.
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@LadyDuck (463811)
• Switzerland
14 Sep 15
My cousin is a professional cook, he always challenges me. I like to try new attractive dishes, this is for sure very nice to look at.
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@jaboUK (64359)
• United Kingdom
13 Sep 15
They look really impressive Anna, and I bet they tasted as good as they look.
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@LadyDuck (463811)
• Switzerland
13 Sep 15
The taste is more or less the same as an Apple Strudel, with a hint of cinnamon, it's good.
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@amnabas (13742)
• Karachi, Pakistan
13 Sep 15
I love cooking too but your roses are looking awesome Anna I hope your family enjoyed it too.
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@LadyDuck (463811)
• Switzerland
13 Sep 15
Yes, we loved them, my husband already asked for more.
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@amnabas (13742)
• Karachi, Pakistan
13 Sep 15
@LadyDuck That's good have fun cooking then
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@Rollo1 (16679)
• Boston, Massachusetts
13 Sep 15
I have seen some similar confections made with regular pastry dough. I am impressed that you had all those ingredients at the same time. I have had all those ingredients, individually, but probably not all at the very same time.
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@LadyDuck (463811)
• Switzerland
13 Sep 15
The roses are made with only 3 ingredients, apples, puff pastry and apricot jam. I always have apples and the apricot jam at home. I had puff pastry leftovers because I had prepared appetizers two days before.
@much2say (54009)
• Los Angeles, California
13 Sep 15
Wow - that does look super impressive! There is an abundance of apples here - I would love to try that (especially if they are simple as you say!). Very pretty!!
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@LadyDuck (463811)
• Switzerland
14 Sep 15
Look above I have posted the link to the YouTube video to make the cakes, you will see they are very easy.
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@much2say (54009)
• Los Angeles, California
14 Sep 15
@LadyDuck I just saw the video! That is totally not how I thought these would be made - it IS so simple! Ok, project for the week!!!
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• Philippines
14 Sep 15
@much2say i think the apple roses appeal to you aesthetically too. hope you get to make it and we get to see it.
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@durgabala (1360)
• India
23 Aug 16
they look so delectable ...wow, would like to try...good!
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@durgabala (1360)
• India
23 Aug 16
@LadyDuck ok...then I should try ..
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@LadyDuck (463811)
• Switzerland
23 Aug 16
The taste is really delicious and they are less difficult to make than it seems.
@LadyDuck (463811)
• Switzerland
23 Aug 16
@durgabala You can find the video on YouTube, search for "Apple roses".
@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
13 Sep 15
I am envious of you for being a good cook , baker and has a green thumb . You have what it takes to be loved by a husband .
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@LadyDuck (463811)
• Switzerland
13 Sep 15
Thank you my friend. Those roses were pretty easy to make and the taste of the final little cakes is very good, with a hint of cinnamon, they also smell good.
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@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
13 Sep 15
Oh Anna, they are beautiful! I wish I was as talented as you are in the kitchen.
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@LadyDuck (463811)
• Switzerland
14 Sep 15
@simone10 No they are easy, you only need a bit of patience when you roll them, to avoid to break the puff pastry, or to move the apple slices.
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@LadyDuck (463811)
• Switzerland
13 Sep 15
Sharon, those roses are very simple to make. I have seen that we can also make potatoes roses. I have to try.
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@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
14 Sep 15
@LadyDuck Really? They look like they would be difficult to make.
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@cahaya1983 (11120)
• Malaysia
14 Sep 15
Those are very pretty I don't know if I'll be able to eat them! Hehe. I like to try new recipes too but I don't really have a natural talent when it comes to those things.
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@LadyDuck (463811)
• Switzerland
14 Sep 15
I confess that it was a shame to "destroy" the roses, but also the taste was very good. I will make more soon, it does not take long.
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@DaddyEvil (137202)
• United States
5 Oct 16
They look beautiful, Anna! Hmmm... I think I may need to invite myself over to stroll past your kitchen window as you bake these...
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@LadyDuck (463811)
• Switzerland
5 Oct 16
This is the technique of the kids of my neighbor. They always arrive to get some cookies or muffins from my kitchen. Just mix in with them.
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@LadyDuck (463811)
• Switzerland
5 Oct 16
@DaddyEvil I will come out and distribute the cookies, muffins and roses pretending that there are only kids around.
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@DaddyEvil (137202)
• United States
5 Oct 16
@LadyDuck Okay, as long as you pretend not to notice I am a lot bigger and older than the other "kids" in the group! LOL!
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@rakski (112924)
• Philippines
14 Sep 15
such a lovely masterpiece. I would love to learn those also....
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@LadyDuck (463811)
• Switzerland
14 Sep 15
Here is the link to the video - It is very easy, have a look
Impress your guests with this beautiful rose-shaped dessert made with lots of soft and delicious apple slices, wrapped in sweet and crispy puff pastry. To le...
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@Blondie2222 (28611)
• United States
13 Sep 15
I love baking and experimenting on the weekends also. I never got to yesterday but I'm thinking of baking something today since I have the stuff to do so.
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@LadyDuck (463811)
• Switzerland
13 Sep 15
I love cooking and every weekend I prepare a cake.
@allknowing (131198)
• India
14 Sep 15
Pretty and appetizing. More power to you for more cooking experiences.
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• United States
13 Sep 15
This is simply fantastic Anna! You are quite skilled it looks to me. I may not have the patience for these lovely creations. I wish that one day I would be good at making puff pastry.
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@LadyDuck (463811)
• Switzerland
14 Sep 15
The only thing needed is a little patience when you roll them. They are easier then they look.
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@Tampa_girl7 (49462)
• United States
14 Sep 15
Awe, they look so pretty.
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• United States
14 Sep 15
they're beautiful! kinda made me wanna climb through the puter screen 'n give one a try. great job! i fear i'm not that adventurous these days with foods. gluten free recipes 've so much tweakin' to be done to accommodate all my diff'rent food allergies 'n the ingredients fer such so spendy when i've a disaster from miscalculatin' the switchin' out i've had to do. yepperz, those're beauts!
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@LadyDuck (463811)
• Switzerland
14 Sep 15
Oh, I am sorry about your food allergies. Gluten allergy is surely a problem because it is in so many food.
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@SuzieDQ (42)
• United States
14 Sep 15
Those look very pretty and delicious.
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