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Bake to impress. Wow the one(s) you love with this super-easy-to-make (!) Valentine's recipe. Delicious afternoon treat or perfect pudding.

Pastry

Qty Ingredients
250g Plain Flour
175g Cold Butter, Cubed
75g Sugar
2 Egg Yolks, Cold
1 Vanilla Bean, Scraped
1/4 tsp Salt
1 8 Inch Tart Case or Pie Dish
  • Using a stand mixer beat the butter, vanilla bean seeds, and sugar together until it forms a paste. Gradually add the egg yolks beating after each addition.
  • Add the flour and salt and bring the dough together. Flatten and wrap in cling film before chilling for 30mins.
  • Roll out the pastry to the thickness of a 2p coin. Line a 8 inch fluted tart tin or a pie dish. Press into the pan and trim off the excess leaving a 1 inch extra around the rim. Tuck the excess behind the pastry.
  • To crimp the edge, place your finger and thumb 1cm apart. Push the pastry in between the space. Repeat all around the pastry or crimp with a fork. Prick the base and leave to firm in the fridge.
  • Roll out the excess pastry and cut out 24 small hearts. Place on a plate and leave to chill in the fridge.

Or you can use a pack of shop bought shortcrust pastry.

Filling & Finish Ingredients

Qty Ingredients
350g Mixed Frozen Berries
300g Fresh Berries (We've used Blueberries and Strawberries)
125g Caster Sugar
1 Berry Blush Infusion Pyramid
50ml Water
1 Lemon (Juice)
30g Cornflour
1 Egg Yolk
Demerara sugar
  • In a saucepan, add 1/2 of the frozen berries, sugar, tea bag, water and lemon juice and bring to the boil over medium heat. Continue to cook for 3-4 minutes till the mixture becomes syrupy.
  • Place the cornflour in a small bowl and add some of the syrup mixture to the cornflour and stir to combine. Add this mixture to the sauce pan and stir to combine.

  • Preheat the oven to 180C Cook for a minute and then remove off the heat.
  • Remove the mixture from the saucepan into a bowl and add the frozen fruits then the fresh fruits.
  • Pour this mixture into the chilled pastry case and top with the pastry hearts.
  • Brush the pastry with the egg yolk mixed with a tsp of water and sprinkle with demerara sugar.

  • Bake in the oven for 25mins.
  • Allow to cool before serving with yoghurt or a scoop of ice cream.

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