Old School – Matchsticks filled with Strawberry and Custard surrounded by a puffed delicious pastry ensemble

I remember my mum making these , I remember them being served at the tuckshop at school , I remember them being served at any sort of fair or gathering.

There are 3 components to this fab old fashioned morning or afternoon tea delight. I’ll pop down the components and the post assembly instructions.

The Jam – there is nothing better than fresh home made jam.

Recipe for Strawberry Jam infused with Blood Orange and Vanilla

 

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The Custard – A thicker style custard for fillings of pastries, cakes ,scrolls, deserts etc

Recipe for Custard in the Cuisine Companion

 

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To make the matchsticks you will need 2 sheets of puff pastry . Defrost to still a little firm and then cut each sheet of puff pastry into quarters and then cut each quarter in half

Transfer to a tray lined with baking paper.

Lay a piece of baking paper over the tops and bake in a 200 degree oven for approximately 15-20 minutes or until slightly golden.

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Allow to cool and spread two of the puff pastry “matchsticks” with jam and custard .

Finish by dusting with some icing sugar.

Bringing back a little bit of the good old days with love 

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In a hurry ? want to whip up a quick version with some of your already pre made jam & custard ? Grab some Lattice biscuits and make mini Matchsticks as a quick alternative ..

 

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