Paul Hollywood showcased a delicious cherry lattice pie with custard for today’s technical challenge on The Great Celebrity Bake Off for SU2C.
The ingredients for the pastry are: 300g plain flour, plus extra for dusting, 175g salted butter, cubed and chilled, 40g icing sugar, sifted, plus optional extra for dusting, 1 egg yolk (reserve the egg white to glaze), 3–4 tbsp ice-cold water, 1 tsp vanilla extract and 2 tsp preserving sugar.
For the filling: 600g frozen cherries, defrosted and drained, 3 tbsp cornflour, 75g caster sugar, 200g cherry jam and 25g salted butter.
For the custard: 450ml whole milk, 3 egg yolks, 1 tbsp cornflour, 50g caster sugar and ½ tsp vanilla extract.
See recipes by Paul in the book titled: A Baker’s Life: 100 fantastic recipes, from childhood bakes to five-star excellence, available from Amazon now.