Surprise your guests with this delcious dessert.


  • 100 g puff pastry
  • beaten egg yolk, tsp sugar
  • 200 g chopped strawberries
  • pinch sugar
  • 3 leaf basil (finely chopped)
  • squeeze of lemon
  • for the crème chantilly
  • 100 ml cream
  • 1 vanilla pod or essence
  • 2 tblsp icing sugar
  • for the balsamic syrup
  • 100 ml balsamic
  • 1 tbsp glucose syrup (or golden syrup)
  • 2 tblsp sugar


  • Rolled very thin. Brush with egg and sugar before cooking
  • Cook at 180°C between 2 trays for 8 minutes.
  • Chop berries, and add sugar and lemon. Finish with finely chopped shredded basil. Assemble.
  • For the Crème Chantilly. Scrape vanilla pods and add to cream.
  • Add sugar and whisk till soft peaks form.
  • For the Balsamic Syrup. Reduce balsamic by half and add glucose.
  • Remove and add sugar.

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