The best thing about neighbours is being able to share food with them.
Being all happy because school was off, I set out to make a number of pastries to share with the friendly folk at Real Move Estates (best neighbours in the world!) and with our other neighbour, the chill grocer who gave me a bacon avocado.
The first thing I did was boil down half a bag of frozen berries with some sugar and lemon juice to make a berry filling.
As that bubbled merrily on I made a simple shortcrust pastry, kneading flour and butter together and letting it rest for a while before rolling it out. The whole thing was a leisurely affair. Only after the filling cooled did I spoon it onto the pastry.