Prep time:

Cooking time: 45 minutes

Total time:

Serves:

3 Large Eggs

175g Caster Sugar

125ml Double Cream

50g Icing Sugar + 1 tsp for dusting

¼ Vanilla Paste or 1/3 Vanilla Pod with Seeds scraped out

100g Fresh Raspberries

Friends, mums and self-taught home cooks Mandy Simmonds and Anna Stanford share their family-friendly recipes on Instagram – here is their take on a romantic Valentine’s dessert.

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  • pictures: David Merewether
  • styling: Mandy Simmonds & Anna Stanford

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