Recipe

Staggeringly easy blueberry custard pastries

Sweet, smooth custard and delicate blueberries sandwiches between layers of tender puff pastry make an impressive, yet jaw-dropping simple dessert.

  • 55 mins preparation
  • Serves 8
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Ingredients

  • 2 sheets frozen butter puff pastry, partially thawed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon icing sugar mixture
  • icing sugar mixture, extra, for dusting
  • 3 punnet blueberries
Custard cream
  • 300 millilitre thickened cream
  • 1 cup (240g) thick vanilla custard
  • 2 tablespoon icing sugar mixture

Method

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C fan-forced). Line two baking trays with baking paper.
  • 2
    Cut one of the pastry sheets in half; sprinkle one half with a heaped teaspoon of icing sugar. Place the other half of pastry on top. Roll the pastry up tightly from the short side, then cut log into 8 pieces. Repeat with second sheet.
  • 3
    Dust benchtop with the extra icing sugar. Dust one pastry round with icing sugar; roll into an approximately 12cm oval. Repeat with remaining pastry rounds.
  • 4
    Place the ovals on the prepared trays. Bake for 6 minutes, then turn over and bake for a further 6 minutes or until browned and crisp.
  • 5
    To make custard cream, beat cream and icing sugar in a small bowl with an electric mixer until thick. Fold in custard.
  • 6
    Just before serving, place a little custard cream on 8 serving plates to prevent pastry slipping. Place 8 pastry ovals on the cream, divide half the berries among pastries. Top with custard cream, then remaining berries and pastry ovals. Dust with extra sifted icing sugar.

Notes

Not suitable to freeze or microwave.

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