Nadiya Hussain's rose & pistachio choux stack
Total time:Plus cooling time
Skill level: Bit of effort
Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain's delicate rose and pistachio choux stack is almost too pretty to eat. Go for a birthday cake with a twist and whip up this profiterole pile - delish!
IngredientsFor the dough:
- 50g unsalted butter
- 65g plain flour
- 2 eggs, beaten in a jug
- 300ml double cream
- 2tbsp icing sugar
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- 250g ready-to-roll white fondant
- 3tbsp rose water
- 100g pistachios, roughly chopped
If you don't fancy the rose icing you could use melted chocolate instead.
- Grease 2 baking trays with a little butter and set aside.
- Put the butter, 150ml water and a pinch of salt into a pan. When the butter has melted, bring to the boil and remove from the heat. Quickly add the flour and beat until the dough comes together.
- Slowly add the egg, beating continuously – the mix will be thick, smooth and shiny. Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a 1cm nozzle. Pipe 22-24 small buns onto the baking trays. Wet the ends of your finger and dab the points of the dough – this will stop the tips from burning.
- Place in the oven for 10 mins, then reduce the temperature to 170C fan, gas 5, and bake for another 12 mins. Slide the buns onto a wire rack and make a small hole in the base of each one with a skewer to allow the air to release.
- Meanwhile, whisk the cream, icing sugar and vanilla until it forms soft peaks. Spoon into a piping bag with a tip small enough to insert into the holes made in the bases. Fill each cooled choux bun with cream and set aside.
- Grate the fondant into a pan with the rose water and 2tbsp water. Melt over a low heat until dissolved and smooth. Dip the top of each bun into the mixture, then sprinkle with pistachios. Stack the buns on a cake stand and serve.
Nutritional information per portion
- Calories 625-469(kcal)
- Fat 43.0g
- Saturates 23.0g
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.