My knowledge of desserts is lacking. Considerably. But, if I want to get through these books of mine, I had better get baking. When earlier today I saw this cream roll that features both rose water and rose petals, I could think of no better place to start.
After musing over how we might find edible roses, my mom decided to grab a few of our own growing in the backyard. Soon, we were well on our way to brewing our own rose water infusion.
The rose water really comes through in the finished dessert, scenting the entire roll with a delicate, floral aroma. The rose pairs well with the citrus bite of the orange zest. And the roll is surprisingly light, even with its filling of heavy cream, whipped, folded throughout.
My only complaint is that the roll seemed somewhat wet. But, I really think I should have let it chill longer in the refrigerator, allowing it to set further. But well, it was eating time. Successful dessert, over all. And look, I made a pastry sheet! Exciting day.
I have completed 22 of Batmanglij’s 268 recipes. Percentage complete: 8.21%