It's strawberries and flowers galore this month at Tuesdays with Dorie with both recipes chosen from Baking Chez Moi featuring these ingredients in one form or another. This week I'm focusing on the Rose Fraisier, a classic French cake that celebrates one of my favourite fruits.
In reading the headnotes,
I was very happy about the changes Dorie made to the recipe:
her no-fail yogurt cake instead of a sometimes finicky genoise; fluffy vanilla diplomat cream in place of heavier (buttery) buttercream; a topping of cream
and fruit instead of almond paste.
She also introduced rose flavour into the cake with syrup and extract. I had no trouble finding the syrup but the extract proved to be a bit more elusive (and exorbitantly priced once I did locate it). I used raspberry flavouring that I had from another project with the rose syrup instead.
The cake was moist and had a lovely floral flavour, the cream filling was light and airy and then of course there were all of those beautiful sweet, juicy berries.....so delicious.
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