Strawberries & cream layer

Strawberries & cream layer

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(4 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Turn strawberries and cream into a pudding to remember with the simple addition of puff pastry sheets

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal931
  • fat60g
  • saturates30g
  • carbs96g
  • sugars62g
  • fibre1g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.81g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.

Ingredients

  • 375g block all-butter puff pastry
  • 4 tbsp icing sugar
  • 450g ripe strawberry, or normal and wild

    Strawberry

    straw-bare-ee

    Once available in Britain for just a brief period during the summer, strawberries are now a year…

  • 1 vanilla pod, or 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 284ml pot double cream
  • 140g golden caster sugar

Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Roll the pastry out to a square about 30 x 30cm. Lay on a large baking sheet, place another sheet on top and bake for about 20 mins until golden. Heat the grill to high, dust the pastry liberally with icing sugar and carefully caramelise under the grill. Dust with another layer of icing sugar and return to the grill to caramelise again. While warm, cut the pastry biscuits into 12 neat rectangles, trimming the edges as you go. These can now be kept in an airtight container for a day.

  2. Halve or quarter the strawberries, depending on their size, then dust with a little icing sugar and set aside. Split the vanilla pod and scrape the seeds into the cream, then whip lightly with the caster sugar until it just holds its shape.

  3. To assemble, place a blob of cream on each plate and, at jaunty angles, stack the biscuits, cream and strawberries.

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments (7)

Annette A's picture

Quite simply delicious and so easy to make

maypolemafia's picture

Linda, I believe another sheet means another baking sheet. If I am correct it its to ensure the pastry bakes and rises evenly.

jayneives's picture
5

great recipe - easy! works well with raspberrries too. I used a blow torch instead of under the grill.

landiloo's picture

I do not understand what it meant by place another sheet on top, another sheet of what? can anyone help?
Linda

mizzdee97's picture
4

looks goooood

mira28's picture

I agree, making the pastry strips was a little tricky, but it got easier with practice. The end result looked so yummy, it really was well worth the effort. The bonus of this dish is being able to make the pastry a day ahead. I assembled it on the day for 18 people which was really easy to do. Can only recommend this!

c_cummings's picture

This looked great and tasted delicious. Quite messy grilling the pastry - but well worth the effort.

Questions (0)

Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved…

Be the first to ask a question about this recipe…

Tips (0)

Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.

Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe…

Skills & know how

As well as helping you decide what to cook we can also help you to cook it. From tips on cookery techniques to facts and information about health and nutrition, we’ve a wealth of foodie know how for you to explore.

About BBC Good Food

We’re all about good recipes, and about quality home cooking that everyone can enjoy. Whether you’re looking for some healthy inspiration or learning how to cook a decadent dessert, we’ve trustworthy guidance for all your foodie needs.

Our recipes

All our recipes are tested thoroughly by us to make sure they’re suitable for your kitchen at home. We know many of you are concerned about healthy eating, so we send them to a qualified nutritionist for thorough analysis too.

Tell us what you think…

Love the new look or think we’ve missed the mark? We want to hear your thoughts – good and bad – to make sure we make the new website as useful as possible.

Magazine

Subscribe to BBC Good Food magazine and get triple-tested recipes delivered to your door, every month.

Events

Discover the dates and details of all the BBC Good Food Shows.

On TV

See your favourite chefs on Sky Channel 247, Virgin TV 260 and find their recipes at goodfoodchannel.co.uk

Follow us

Join the BBC Good Food community by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google Plus.