Golden Staircase Pie

Posted by: Angel 09-07-99 6:47 PM

Golden Staircase Pie

1/2 cup butter, at room temp.
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 cup self-raising flour
1/3 cup cornflour, cornmeal
1/4 cup plain flour, all-purpose
4 teaspoons milk

First Layer:
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 passionfruit
3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk

Second Layer:
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup orange juice
4 teaspoons custard powder
4 teaspoons cornflour, cornstarch
4 teaspoon lemon juice

Third Layer:
1/4 cup butter, at room temp.
1 cup milk
6 teaspoons cornflour, cornstarch
6 teaspoons caster sugar, superfine
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 passionfruit
pinch of salt (opt)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

To make pastry, cream butter and sugar, add egg yolk. Sift flours together. Add flours alternately with milk.

Roll out and line a 21cm (8") pie plate. Bake in a moderate 350 degree oven for 10, 15 minutes.

First Layer, mix all ingredients together well. Pour into baked pie case.

Second Layer, heat juices over low heat. Blend custard powder, cornflour and sugar. Add to warmed juices. Stir until thickened. Cover to prevent a skin forming. Cool; then spread over first layer.

Third Layer, heat milk gently. Blend cornflour, salt (if used) with a little of milk. Add to milk, stirring continuously. Cover until cool.

Cream butter and sugar well. Beat in cooled cornflour mixture. Gradually add vanilla. Spread over orange juice mixture. Chill well.

Top with 3 passionfuiuit.

Serve with cream.

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