PYO in Buckinghamshire (and a Strawberry & Raspberry Tart)

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Ever since reading a post on Love Taza about strawberry picking, I've been dreaming about visiting a PYO (Pick Your Own) farm here in England. Luckily my friends Sam and Hannah knew exactly the right place: Peterley Manor in Buckinghamshire.

PYO in Buckinghamshire (and a Strawberry & Raspberry Tart)
PYO in Buckinghamshire (and a Strawberry & Raspberry Tart)
PYO in Buckinghamshire (and a Strawberry & Raspberry Tart)
PYO in Buckinghamshire (and a Strawberry & Raspberry Tart)
PYO in Buckinghamshire (and a Strawberry & Raspberry Tart)
PYO in Buckinghamshire (and a Strawberry & Raspberry Tart)
PYO in Buckinghamshire (and a Strawberry & Raspberry Tart)
PYO in Buckinghamshire (and a Strawberry & Raspberry Tart)
PYO in Buckinghamshire (and a Strawberry & Raspberry Tart)

I planned this day adventure with Sam, Hannah, Wendy and Charles during our Frenchie picnic in Hampstead last month. Staying true to our style, we immediately created an hashtag for the event: #PYOandPie.

We first picked delicious raspberries (the best I've ever tasted) before moving to the strawberry field. It's nearly the end of strawberry season, but we managed to find enough good ones to fill our punnets. We *may* also have eaten quite a few on the way... ;)

PYO in Buckinghamshire (and a Strawberry & Raspberry Tart)
PYO in Buckinghamshire (and a Strawberry & Raspberry Tart)
PYO in Buckinghamshire (and a Strawberry & Raspberry Tart)
PYO in Buckinghamshire (and a Strawberry & Raspberry Tart)
PYO in Buckinghamshire (and a Strawberry & Raspberry Tart)
PYO in Buckinghamshire (and a Strawberry & Raspberry Tart)

After picking fresh berries and buying more fruit and vegs at the farm shop, we drove to Sam and Hannah's house in Wycombe to make a cake!

PYO in Buckinghamshire (and a Strawberry & Raspberry Tart)
PYO in Buckinghamshire (and a Strawberry & Raspberry Tart)
PYO in Buckinghamshire (and a Strawberry & Raspberry Tart)

I used my Fruit Tart recipe to make the shortcrust pastry, which I filled with homemade custard cream and our fresh berries. We spent a few hours making the cake, drinking coffee and playing with Sam and Hannah's adorable French bulldog Eggs Benedict.

Sam, Wendy and I got really geeky when it was time to style and photograph the cake. I loved Sam's black boards which we used as table top and background: they created a great colour contrast against the red of the berries!

The tart itself didn't last long, we wolfed it down in a matter of minutes! :)

PYO in Buckinghamshire (and a Strawberry & Raspberry Tart)
PYO in Buckinghamshire (and a Strawberry & Raspberry Tart)

It really was the perfect day in the life of a food blogger and photographer! I'm so grateful to have such amazing friends! :)

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