Belle House Sweet Berry Tartlets

Crisp pastry, sweet vanilla custard and fresh raspberries combine in this light summer dessert from the menu at Belle House.



500g flour

150g soft butter

100g caster sugar

100g icing sugar

2 eggs

50ml cold water



• Put flour, butter and sugars into a mixing bowl or food processer and mix until it becomes the texture of breadcrumbs.

• Whisk water and eggs together, then pour over flour mixture. Mix to create a dough.

• Knead briefly on a floured surface then wrap in cling film (in a log shape) and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

• Line a 7” tart case and blind bake, filled with greaseproof paper and baking beans, at 170 degrees for 12 minutes. Remove the beans and bake for 4 minutes.




426ml/ ¾ pint whole milk

4 egg yolks

4oz/113g caster sugar

2oz/56g corn flour

½ vanilla pod

100ml double cream

2 punnets of raspberries



• Mix the sugar, egg yolks and cornflour together in a bowl until thoroughly combined.

• Boil milk and vanilla then pour milk mixture over egg mixture and whisk together.

• Return the combined mixture to the saucepan and stir continually over a medium heat until thick. Be careful not to let it burn on the bottom.

• Remove from the heat, transfer to a bowl and cover with cling fififilm to prevent a skin from forming. Allow to cool and place in the fridge until needed.

• Before filling the tartlets, whisk the crème patisserie for a smooth finish.

• Garnish with fresh raspberries.




Recipe courtesy of Steve Waites,proprietor of Belle House Restaurant & Deli-Traiteur, Bridge Street, Pershore,WR10 1AJ.





  • Got a good response from the last editorial, four definite jobs.
    Richard Mercer, Waterstone
  • We’ve had a great response to our advert. We’re really happy with the business it’s bringing in.
    Abbey Cleaning Services
  • I get so much business from the magazines because they reach precisely the audience I need to communicate with.
    Sarah Jane Smith, Back On Track Chiropractic
  • Every time a magazine is issued we take on at least five new clients.
    Bredon Hill Cleaning Services
  • The magazines have done the job of bringing in telephone calls. The format has worked well for us and we're glad to support it.
    LC Millar & Sons, Kemerton


  Tweets by @LisaLambon