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black sesame cherry rose pie and my trip to maddocks farm organics

I love black sesame seeds, so I’m always looking for ways to use them, I ground them up by hand with a pestal and mortar and added it with the flour to make this pastry.
I made the filling with the petals from a beautiful organic rose from maddocks farm organics and some cherries.

I added some pink corn flower Petals too, they don’t add any flavour I just loved the colour.

I love the colour the sesame make the dough.

Makes enough for one large pie of two small (o made small ones)

Pastry recipe 

175g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  icing sugar
1/2 cup 125g chilled unsalted butter, cubed
75ml chilled buttermilk (or soured cream)
50g ground black sesame seeds
1 medium egg yolk, lightly beaten with a fork
Mix the ground sesame seeds and flour together and rub in the butter, add the butter milk and bring into a ball and cover and place in the fridge for 20 minutes 
Make filling
1 large punnet of cherries approx 1 kg
1 head of a organic rose (this garden rose was so fragrent
1/2 cup 120g caster sugar 
Stone the cherries and add into a pan with the rose petals and sugar. 
Reduce until thick and strain off any excess liquid
Preheat oven to 180c 350f 
Roll out and line tin with pastry 
Scoop in filling and then roll out another piece of pastry and slice into strips and make a lattice top.
Brush on some beaten egg yoke and bake for 35 minutes 

I visited jan who runs maddocks farm orgainics, a organic flower farm in cullompton.
they grow and sell organic edible flowers it was amazing to walk around and see all the edible flowers. the roses smelt incredible.
I have ordered flowers from Jan many times and I have always been so happy with the quality.
I had such a great day out visiting her little flower farm.



I am obsessed with edible flowers, you may of noticed that if you have been following me for a while, I think flowers are beautiful so being able to eat or decorate cakes with them is amazing.
I love roses as they don’t only look pretty but they taste great and can be used in to many ways like jam, or they can be crystallised to decorate cakes or made into rosewater.
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