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Strawberry Goodness

Segment: Strawberry Goodness
Episode: S3E4
Presenter: Caroline Taylor
Air Date: 1st December 2019

The strawberry matchstick is a great treat for the spring/summer months, and is easy to create while still giving maximum wow factor.


  • 2 x sheets of puff pastry 25cm by 25cm
  • 2 x punnets strawberries
  • 1 jar strawberry jam
  • 150ml vinocotto
  • ½ tspn pepperberry
  • 250ml whipping cream
  • Icing sugar to dust


  • Pre-heat your oven to 220c
  • Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper
  • Cut the pastry sheets in 9 rectangle pieces. Place on the tray with a bit of space between each piece and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the pastry is crisp and golden, transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Soak the strawberries in vinocotto and pepperberry for up to an hour.
  • Whip the cream until you’ve got firm peaks.
  • When you’re ready to eat, line up half the rectangles of pastry and spread the jam on. Next, add the soaked strawberries evenly across the bases, then add a couple spoons of whipped cream.
  • Finish by adding the pastry tops and dust with icing sugar.