Watch and learn how to make this perfect picnic dessert, hand pies are simplified when made with puff pastry. These strawberry-jam-filled versions have a tangy glaze on top. Store in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 3 days.

Strawberry-Jam Hand Pies
Makes 8

All-purpose flour, for dusting
2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed
2/3 cup strawberry jam
1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar

*** For directions please watch the video.

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Watch and learn how Le Manoir chef extraordinaire, Raymond Blanc makes a lighter strawberry rhubarb crumble using fresh and seasonal ingredients direct from his kitchen garden. You can vary the fruit with the seasons: apples, pears, apricots, plums and rhubarb all make lovely crumbles, just adjust the cooking time accordingly. Do not over work the crumble mixture or the gluten in the flour will be activated causing the topping to become heavy!

Strawberry & Rhubarb Crumble
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Serves 4

For the crumble:
100 g flour, plain
50 g brown sugar
50 g unsalted butter

For the strawberries:
25 g unsalted butter
25 g caster sugar
480 g strawberries (preferably, Gariguette*), cut in half
20 ml Kirsch (optional)
5 ml lemon juice

For the rhubarb:

** Marinated for one hour **
300 g rhubarb, washed and cut into 2 cm batons
125 g caster sugar
5 g lemon juice

*** For directions please watch the video.

* Gariguette is the legendary and much-loved French strawberry that has a sweet flavor and pleasing fragrance. The elongated fruits are a brilliant vermilion-red, the flesh is delicate, soft and particularly juicy. Gariguette is grown in Provence and brightens up the local market stalls during the early summer.

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Granita is the easier frozen dessert to make. It is typically made by freezing the mixture and scraping it often as ice crystals form. Watch and learn how to make this refreshing dessert perfect on a hot day. Amaze your guests with three flavors: Strawberry and basil, lemon and mint, and coffee…it will look like you slaved all day in the kitchen… if only they knew how simple is to make it!

Coffee Granita
300 ml strong coffee
60 g caster sugar

Lemon and Mint Granita
200 ml lemon juice
100 ml water
60 g caster sugar
A few sprigs of mint

Strawberry and Basil Granita
1 punnet of strawberries, blitzed to a puree
A few sprigs of basil
Juice of a lemon
80 g caster sugar

*** For directions watch the video.

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