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Ingredients[]

Lemon curd[]

Puff pastry[]

  • 1 (12 x 18-inch) sheet of puff pastry dough
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon milk

Whipped cream[]

Directions[]

Lemon curd[]

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a stainless steel bowl.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a simmer and place mixing bowl on top.
  3. Cook, stirring, until butter is melted, then stir constantly until mixture is thick and coats the back of a spoon.
  4. Place mixing bowl in a larger bowl filled with ice to chill curd.

Puff pastry[]

  1. Cut 12 circles of dough with a 2½-inch cookie cutter.
  2. Place pastry on parchment paper.
  3. Mix together one teaspoon milk and one egg yolk.
  4. Brush circles with mixture.
  5. Bake circles at 400°F until golden brown.

Whipped cream[]

  1. Combine ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Beat until stiff peaks form.

Assembly[]

  1. Cut pastry circles in half along their width (to produce two thinner rounds).
  2. Put a dollop of whipped cream on the center of the plate.
  3. Place one piece of pastry on the whipped cream.
  4. Top with a tablespoon of lemon curd and a tablespoon of whipped cream.
  5. Place a few berries on top and repeat the step.
  6. Cover with a third pastry round.
  7. Garnish the plate with a few more berries and serve.
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