Four Ingredient Custard Berry Puffs Recipe

 My four ingredient custard berry puffs are perfect for breakfast or dessert.

Making these four ingredient custard berry puffs only involves the following ingredients: ready-rolled puff pastry, an egg, some ready-made custard, and your favourite berries.

If you're feeling extra-lazy you can even omit the egg, but I find it helps bind the pastry shapes together and keep the custard inside the borders of your shape. Plus it gives a really nice golden shine after baking.

I prefer to use all-butter puff pastry, but it comes with a downside: it melts and goes gooey quite fast when out of the fridge. My solution is to put your unrolled sheet of pastry in the fridge as soon as you've cut it into portions, and take a portion of pastry and shape each one, one at a time. Keeping the pastry chilled makes it much easier to work with.

You can use any berries you like for these, but I used a mixed punnet of blueberries and raspberries.

You can also watch me make these on my YouTube channel, Tashcakes:

Ready? Let's go.

(Makes six puffs.)


1 sheet of ready-rolled puff pastry
1 egg, beaten
A pot of ready-made custard
A punnet of berries


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a couple of large baking sheets with nonstick baking paper.

2. Unroll the puff pastry and cut it into six squares. Pop the cut sheet into the fridge to keep the pastry chilled, working with one square at a time.

3. Take a square and place it on one of your lined baking sheets. Cut a smaller square with about a 1–2cm border inside the square, but only cut through two opposite corners: leave the other two opposite corners so that the cuts don't join, so you have a broken square.

4. Brush a little beaten egg around the borders to help the pastry stick. Fold one corner inwards to meet the inner corner of the opposite side, and repeat with the other side: the uncut corners will form a pretty crossover pattern. Repeat with the other squares.

5. Brush the outer borders with a little more egg for shine. Then spread 1 tbsp of custard in the centres of each, and place berries on the custard (I put three blueberries and three raspberries in each).

6. Repeat with all the squares, and bake one batch for about 15 minutes until golden and puffy. Keep the other batch in the fridge until you're ready to bake it (straight after the first batch). Cool completely before serving.

Enjoy, and have fun.


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