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This Berries & Cream Parfait from "Top Chef" pastry chef Yigit Pura is layered with store-bought angel food cake, fresh berries + a whipped cream folded into pastry cream. Together, pastry cream + whipped cream make "diplomat" cream, which is a sturdy, but still lightweight, cream you can prep ahead of time without it falling flat or turning watery.
Optional add-in: In the video above, Yigit adds 1 tablespoon of orange flower water to the pastry cream before folding into the whipped cream for added citrus essence, but just orange zest does the trick too.
Cut angel food cake in half, across. Place your prepared berries in a bowl and mix them together.
Zest the orange directly over the pastry cream to make sure all the essential oils fall on the custard. Fold in 3 cups of whipped cream gently until all is evenly mixed to make your "diplomat" cream.