• Prep time
    30 minutes
  • Cooking
    30 minutes
  • Serves
    8
  • Difficulty
    Medium

Ingredients

  • 2 sheets Pampas Puff Pastry, thawed
  • 80g butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup (75g) caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 100g almond meal
  • 150g frozen blueberries
  • ⅓ cup (55g) icing sugar, sifted
  • 3 tspns lemon juice

Method

  • Preheat oven to 220˚C conventional or 200˚C fan-forced. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Whisk butter and sugar in a medium bowl until light and fluffy. Whisk in eggs until combined. Stir in almond meal until combined. Place pastry on prepared tray, overlapping sheets [2cm] to form a 45cm x 24cm rectangle. Spoon almond mixture into centre, forming a 33cm x 10cm rectangle. Cut long edges into 2cm wide strips, stopping 2cm away from almond mixture. Top almond mixture with blueberries. Fold over short sides to partially cover filling. Fold back pastry strips, alternating left and right to form a braid. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • Meanwhile, combine icing sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl. Drizzle icing over cooled or slightly warm pastry. Stand for 5 minutes before serving.