For the custard:

  • Caster sugar 65.0 g
  • Egg yolk 120.0 g
  • Plain flour 20.0 g
  • Semi skimmed milk 300.0 ml
  • Vanilla extract 5.0 ml

To assemble:

  • Double cream 300.0 ml
  • Strawberries 350.0 g
  • Brown sugar 20.0 g
  • Almonds 15.0 g

An elegant and easy to make fruit dessert combined with cream. Try other fruits or add a little almond liqueur to make this an adults only dessert or use any other fruit.



  1. For the custard:

    • Cream together the sugar, flour and egg yolks until pale.
    • Pour the milk and vanilla into a saucepan and place on to a medium heat then bring to a simmer.
    • Pour about half of the milk mixture over the eggs whisking constantly then pour back into the saucepan and place back on to a low heat.
    • Stir until the mixture thickens the remove from the heat and allow to cool.
    • Slice the strawberries and toss in the brown sugar.
  2. To assemble:

    • Slice the strawberries and toss in the brown sugar.
    • Toast the almond then allow to cool completely.
    • Lightly whip the Double cream.
    • Spoon a thin layer of cream in the bottom of each glass then sprinkle with a few toasted almonds.
    • Add a layer of the whipped cream then top with a layer of strawberries.
    • Repeat the layers until the glasses are full.
    • Chill for 1 hour before serving.
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