This is a great recipe for Buttermilk Pie from the Hairy Bikers TV show. Buttermilk is the liquid part that separates away from the solid butter when we churn our Norfolk Butter. It makes a great marinade as it is slightly acidic, but can be used in many baking dishes too. This recipe is incredibly simple and very effective, combining the great tastes of vanilla and lemon in a light custardy, swirly mix. If you are having a “Delia cheat” moment, simply use a pre-made pastry base or you can use a crumbled biscuit base like for a cheesecake. Delicious!
1 cup/250ml Nortons Dairy Buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup caster sugar (this quantity makes it very sweet – use less if you don’t have such a sweet tooth)
100gms Nortons Dairy Norfolk Butter, softened
2 tbsps/30gm plain flour
1 lemon – juice and rind
1 large pastry shell
Pre-heat oven to 200oC. To make, simply cream the butter and sugar together, then add the eggs one at a time. Add the remaining ingredients and pour into the pastry shell. Cook for 10 minutes, then turn the oven down to 180oC and cook for a further 40 minutes, or until firm. Serve with a sprig of mint and fresh whipped double cream (Nortons Dairy, of course!!).