Honeydew with Rose Water and Honey Cream (and a Baby Girl!)

Honeydew with Rosewater and Honey Cream

Happy New Year!

I had this post almost ready to go last week, dutifully planning to write it up on Monday and post it four days before my due date. But that plan got scuttled when our beautiful baby girl, Nell Frances, decided to come to the party early. We’ve spent the last week in a joyful love bubble, getting to know her and ourselves as parents. We’re so happy she has joined us!

Over the coming weeks I’ll be a bit quiet as I get to grips with parenthood, however I’ve lined up some fantastic guest bloggers to share their recipes with you. I’m sure you’ll love their approach to food just as much as I do.

Before I go, here’s a a simple, elegant dessert that takes next to no preparation and is wonderfully refreshing, yet deliciously decadent. The perfect end to a meal on a hot summer night: just slice up a rockmelon, whip up some cream with honey and rosewater, and serve.

Honeydew with Rosewater and Honey Cream

Honeydew with Rose Water and Honey Cream


  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • A few drops of rose water (or a few drops of rose water essence)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 honeydew melon


Whip the cream with the rose water and honey until thick. Use the rosewater sparingly to begin with, to avoid the cream turning into a bridesmaid’s bouquet. You can add more to taste, carefully. Cut the melon in half, scoop out the seeds and slice. Serve melon with a dollop of flavoured cream on top.

From Mark Bittman’s Kitchen Express

30 thoughts on “Honeydew with Rose Water and Honey Cream (and a Baby Girl!)

  1. Ooohhhh. Huge congratulations Amelia, on the arrival of your lovely little honeydew. That’s such beautiful news. Welcome to the world Nell – I love your name. Enjoy the cocooning Amelia. Lots of love. xxxxxx
    PS. Your salad looks gorgeous and perfect for this weather.

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  4. Congrats on the baby! This dessert looks awesome! I’m brainstorming ideas for a dinner party that I’m planning for my parents anniversary – just pinned this as an option! Thanks for sharing!

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