A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety……Aesop
There is something special about a leisurely Sunday morning with the newspaper and good food, sitting on the deck enjoying the beauty & peace of nature. With fresh, local strawberries in the fridge, it was easy to decide what I wanted to eat this morning. But I wanted something other than toast & jam or cereal with fresh berries. Then I remembered some peach hand pies that a friend made last summer and decided to try Strawberry Hand Pies with Thai Basil.
And they taste pretty awesome, too !!!
STRAWBERRY HAND PIES w/Thai Basil
adapted from Martha Stewart
1 c. diced strawberries
2 T. sugar
1 T. cornstarch
2 T. basil, diced (I used Thai basil)
1 pie crust, homemade or store-bought
1 egg, beaten
sugar, for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 425. Combine strawberries, sugar & cornstarch. Roll out dough & cut in 3″ to 4″ circles. (I used a wine glass) Place half of the circles on a piece of parchment or cookie sheet. Place a heaping tablespoon of the strawberry mixture in the center of the dough circles. Top with the other half & press edges together to seal. Brush with beaten egg & cut an small ‘x’ in each top to vent. Sprinkle with sugar & bake for 15-20 minutes. Eat while warm with a good cup of coffee.
NOTE: You can use larger circles & fold over the dough like a turnover.