Wednesday, February 24, 2021



This summer berry pie is really special. Butter tart, broken meringue and whipped cream garnished with red berries.



  • 1 or 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 20g plain flour, sifted
  • 3 free range egg yolks
  • 65g caster sugar
  • 250ml milk



  1. Put the egg yolks, flour and 2 tablespoons of the sugar in a bowl and whisk until thick and pale.  
  2. Combine the milk, remaining sugar and vanilla bean paste in a saucepan and bring to the boil over a medium heat.
  3.  Strain through a sieve into the beaten egg mixture.  
  4. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and cook over low heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened. 
  5. Remove from the heat and leave to cool completely.  If you put a clingfilm on the surface of the crème it will stop a skin forming on the surface.