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Recipe By Jaxters

Ref: 913
Heading: Puddings
Cuisine: British & Irish
Food Type: Vegetarian
No of Portions: 6
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Ingredients & Prep

   650 g  Fresh pitted black cherries cut in half
   250 ml  Port ruby
   80 g  Caster sugar
   4 Cloves
   2 Star anise
   1/2 Orange, zest peeled strips
   1 tsp  Vanilla paste
   1/4 tsp  Ground cinnamon
   1 1/2 tbsp  Arrowroot Powder
   2 tbsp  Water
   1 Egg beaten for brushing
  Pastry
   200 g  Plain flour
   75 g  Self-raising flour
   150 g  Butter salted
   30 g  Custard powder
   1 Egg
   2 tbsp  Water cold

Method

  Step 1
Place flours & custard powder in a bowl mix, then grate in half cold butter, then mix in using finger tips, then grate in the other half of the butter & mix in or pulse to a breadcrumb in a food processor, in a bowl add the egg & water to the flour mixture & combine to form a dough, if dry add more water a little at a time, then wrap in cling film & place in the fridge to rest for at least 45 mins.
  Step 2
Put the cherries, port, sugar, star anise, orange peel strips, vanilla & cinnamon into a saucepan bring to a simmer on a low heat for 3 minutes, take off the heat & allow to cool for 15 minutes, then mix arrowroot powder with water, stir in & place back in a med heat stir & simmer until it thickens, then set aside to cool.
  Step 3
Pre-heat oven to 170°C fan.
  Step 4
Take cold pastry & cut a 1/3 off for the top, then with the remaining 2/3s form a ball then roll out on a floured work top with a rolling pin to fit a loose bottom tart/pie tin (24cm for 6 portion recipe), scrunch up some greaseproof paper line over the pastry then fill with baking beads of raw rice & bake for 12 minutes, remove form the oven & allow to cool, remove paper etc.
  Step 5
Remove spices & peel then tip cherry mixture into the pie case then roll out the top & cover & trim off any excess pastry, brush over beaten egg with a pastry brush & bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Suggestion & Tips

Eat warm with lots of double cream or vanilla ice cream. You could use different types of berries or fruit.
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