We reinvented a classic pastry as an homage to the rose: Pastry cream and whipped cream -- the first flavored with rose syrup, the second with rose water -- are layered in tender pate a choux shells and garnished with petals.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bring butter, sugar, salt, and 1 cup water to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in flour. Return to medium-high heat; cook, stirring constantly, until mixture pulls away from sides, about 3 minutes.

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  • Transfer to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; mix on low speed until slightly cooled, about 1 minute. Raise speed to medium. Add whole eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition. Test batter by touching it with your finger and lifting to form a soft peak. If a soft peak does not form, mix in egg white a little at a time until it does.

  • Transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a 9/16-inch plain round tip (such as Ateco No. 807); set aside. Dip a 1-inch round cookie cutter in flour; mark circles 1 inch apart on baking sheets lined with nonstick baking mats or parchment paper. Pipe batter into circles to fill. Gently smooth and round tops with a moistened fingertip.

  • Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Transfer sheets to wire racks to cool.

  • Poke a small hole in bottom of each choux with a 5/16-inch French tip (such as Ateco No. 863). Transfer 1 cup pastry cream to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/4-inch plain round tip (such as Ateco No. 802). Fill each choux with pastry cream.

  • Fold remaining 3/4 cup pastry cream into whipped cream until nearly incorporated but streaks are still visible. Put 6 filled choux into each serving dish; top with whipped cream, dividing evenly. Garnish with rose petals if desired.

Reviews (3)

6 Ratings
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Rating: Unrated
01/25/2009
Rose water is similar to an extract; the concentration is different. It is not expensive and I have always picked it up from an Indian grocery store. You could try the international section of the typical grocery store but I imagine it will cost more.
Rating: Unrated
01/25/2009
Rose water is similar to an extract; the concentration is different. It is not expensive and I have always picked it up from an Indian grocery store. You could try the international section of the typical grocery store but I imagine it will cost more.
Rating: Unrated
11/24/2007
You got me! the Rose Whipped Cream calls for "rose water", what is it and where do I find it? Thanks for your help
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