Pastry Shapes With Berries and Cream

Total Time
21mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 mins

Simple puff pastry shapes can make a simple dessert special. Use stars, trees, circles, rectangles, or whatever takes your fancy. Great when you are short of time as the shapes can be prepared ahead of time.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pre heat oven to 200'C.
  2. While the oven heats cut out pastry shapes.
  3. Arrange on a baking sheet and chill til oven is ready.
  4. Bake for 5-6 mins until puffed and golden brown.
  5. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.(You can do this well in advance).
  6. For Filling:.
  7. Hull and quarter any large berries and place in a bowl.
  8. Sprinkle in the sugar using smaller amount first & then check for sweetness. Use more if needed. Then add the orange juice or liqueur.
  9. Whip the cream with the second measure of sugar, the vanilla essence, and the orange rind until soft peaks form.
  10. Assemble just before serving by carefully splitting the pastry shapes into two layers.
  11. Place bottom layer on a flat plate and cover with a generous spoon of the berries. Top this with whipped cream then carefully place on the pastry top.
  12. Sieve over a little icing sugar and serve.

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