Monday, 4 June 2012

Diamond Jubilee Recipe - Strawberries and Cream Pie

Jubilee Strawberry and Cream Pie

To Commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee
1952 -2012


I felt that I had to do something a bit special for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. After a bit of thought I decided to put my own spin on the traditional British cream tea - scones with jam and cream.

I decided to make 'pastry' which is a bit more like a scone mix - so that the pie reflects the cream tea theme a bit more.


125g of self raising flour
A pinch of salt
55g of butter
25g of caster sugar
30-45ml of milk

What to do:

  • Put the flour and salt in a large bowl
  • Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles bread crumbs.
  • Stir in the sugar and the milk until it resembles a dough that can be rolled out.
  • Prepare oven dish/pan
  • Roll out the dough to fit the pan.
  • Roll out the left over dough and cut six long strips.
  • Make the rim of the pie by making two plaits using three of the strips for each.
  • Paint the pie with milk using a pastry brush - the milk acts like a glue to help attach the plaits
  • Paint the plaits with milk
  • (If you want to make a little crown shape out of pastry to cover the plaits join at the top like me you can... but it may end up looking more like a bobble hat...)
Alternatively, make mini pies using a cupcake tray to shape them.

Place pie crust in the oven

  • Cook at 180 degrees C for proximately 15 mins.
  • Allow to cool.

  • Filling:


    Strawberry or Raspberry Jam (Jelly)
    200g of cream cheese
    100g of caster sugar
    A few drops of vanilla essence
    What to do: 
    • When cool turn the pastry out of the pan
    • Spread a layer of jam (jelly) over the base of the pastry
    • Now mix the cream cheese, caster sugar and the vanilla essence together.
    • Spread a thick layer of the cream cheese topping over the layer of jam
    • Decorate with a layer of fresh strawberries.
    • Place in the fridge to cool.
    • Serve and enjoy the jubilee celebrations!


    A few pictures from our walk around the park today where we saw lots of birds and jubilee celebration bunting:


    1. Chanced upon your blog and enjoy reading it! :)

    2. I'm sure that tastes sooo good, 'cause it sure looks like it! :)



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