Recipe

Berry custard pastries

For an easy, elegant dessert, try these decadent sandwiches of golden puff pastry, juicy berries and custard cream.

  • 12 mins cooking
  • Serves 8
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Ingredients

Berry custard pastries
  • 2 sheets ready-rolled butter puff pastry
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon icing sugar mixture, plus extra for dusting
  • 660 gram mixed berries
Custard cream
  • 300 millilitre thickened cream
  • 2 140g tubs thick vanilla custard
  • 1/4 cup (40g) icing sugar mixture

Method

Berry custard pastries
  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 220°C (200°C fan-forced).
  • 2
    Cut one of the pastry sheets in half. Remove the plastic; sprinkle one half with a rounded tsp of icing sugar. Place the other half of pastry on top of the first. Roll the pastry up tightly from the short side, then cut log into 8 pieces. Repeat with remaining pastry sheet.
  • 3
    Lay rounds, with cut side up, on a board dusted lightly with extra sifted icing sugar. Roll each round into an oval.
  • 4
    Place ovals on baking-paper-lined oven trays. Bake for 6 minutes. Turn over and bake a further 6 minutes or until browned.
  • 5
    To make the custard cream, beat the cream, custard and icing sugar in a small bowl with an electric mixer until thick. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
  • 6
    Just before serving, place a little of the custard cream on 8 serving plates to prevent pastry slipping. Place 8 pastry ovals on the cream, divide half the berries among the pastries. Top with custard cream, then the remaining berries and pastry ovals. Dust with extra sifted icing sugar, if desired.

Notes

This recipe can be prepared a day ahead. Assemble close to serving.

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