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Extract taken from February's 2023 Il-Bizzilla Magazine | Read more here
Why not learn to cook something special together using locally sourced ingredients? You will already see fresh frawli – strawberries, which are grown in the Mġarr region which also puts on a festival for these fine fruits later in the spring.
Shaped like a heart, strawberries have long been associated with love and romance, and here we share we share a simple, but decadent dessert with you for Galentines, Valentines or indeed any other night!
1 puff pastry sheet
200g Crème diplomat
25g flaked almonds, toasted
icing sugar as needed
1 punnet of fresh strawberries, diced
Roll out pastry as thinly as possible. Place flat on a tray and freeze (about 30 minutes). Using a knife cut out 6 rectangular sheets.
Dust heavily with icing sugar and bake between two baking trays (to keep them flat) for approximately 12 minutes. Allow to cool and dust with more icing sugar.
To assemble, place a layer of pastry, pipe Crème diplomat around edge working inwards. Place another sheet on top and repeat. Place diced strawberries in centre and layer another pastry sheet on top.
Dust with icing sugar and garnish with more strawberries.