Cherry Almond Beesting Cake

This beesting cake, studded with cherries, is made with an egg yolk and butter enriched yeasted dough and sandwiched with rose-scented pastry cream. INGREDIENTS Rose pastry cream 1  cup milk 2  tbsp honey 1 tsp vanilla bean paste 3 egg yolks 1⁄4 cup caster sugar 1⁄4 cup cornflour Pinch sea salt flakes 30 grams unsalted butter, chopped 1-2 tsp rosewater Cake 7 grams dried yeast ½ cup caster sugar ¾  cup lukewarm milk 2½  cups flour ¾   tsp salt 2 egg yolks 60 grams unsalted butter, melted Honey-almond topping 80 grams unsalted butter, chopped ½ cup caster sugar 90 grams honey Pinch sea salt flakes 50 grams flaked almonds 6 fresh cherries Rose pastry cream Heat milk, honey and vanilla paste in a pot until just simmering. Remove from heat. METHOD WHISK egg yolks, sugar, cornflour and salt in a heatproof bowl. Whisk in half the hot milk mixture. POUR egg mixture back into pot of remaining milk mixture. Cook, whisking over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens. Stir in butter and rosewater. TRANSFER to bowl and cover the surface with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 3 hours. Cake Combine yeast, 1 teaspoon of sugar and half the milk in a small … Continue reading Cherry Almond Beesting Cake