Today was the feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God. You may know that the rose is a commonly used symbol for Mary. While out shopping before Christmas on the Hill at Viviano's market, I ran across one of Father Dominic's books, called Tis the Season to be Baking: Christmas Reflections and Bread Recipes. Always looking for interesting recipes to try, and since it was a signed copy, I picked it up on a whim.
It's a lovely little book filled with reflections on bread making/breaking, stories about Christmas traditions, and spiritual lessons. One of the items in the book is something called a rose roll, which is a dinner roll made to resemble a rose. Since Mary's feast began last evening, I decided to make this roll for a little dinner party last night.
Happily, they turned out very much resembling roses! It was a lovely addition to the table and a nice reminder of Mary.