A Berry Yummy Bouquet! Strawberry Rosettes!
One of the more famous lines from William Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet” is “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”. This came to mind as I thought about making a new version of rose tarts.
You’ll recall I shared my Apple Rosettes recipe last year to loud applause. Why not try it with strawberries? Why not indeed. What a great use of those wonderful berries.
1) Slice strawberries vertically, about 1/8” thick. Place in a bowl and toss with sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
2) Melt the butter. Brush your muffin tin with butter. Set aside.
3) Remove the pastry dough from the fridge and roll out on a floured surface to about 1/8” thick and about 24” long. Slice into 12 strips about 2” wide.
4) Making one rose at a time, brush a strip with butter. Place strawberry slices, wide-side down, side-by-side on the top half of the strip. Fold over the bottom edge of the strawberries with the dough. Brush the dough with more butter and, from one end, roll the strip carefully towards the other. Press the edge and place in the muffin tin. Repeat for the remaining 11. Set the bowl with the remaining strawberries & juice aside.
5) Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until the pastry is light golden brown. Let cool and plate. Spoon remaining strawberries & juice over rosettes and serve.
What a perfect bouquet! When you take a bite, your taste buds are wowwed by the sweet berries and flaky, buttery pastry. Serve them with ice cream, whipped cream, or creme fraiche. These “petals” are a bit different than the apple ones but no less tasty.
A rose by any other fruit DOES taste as sweet. Yeah!