Strawberry, Lime and Marzipan Croutes

Serves 6

Preparation 15 minutes

Cooks in 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 slices of brioche or use brioche buns and slice open
  • 175g/6oz marzipan, grated
  • 300g Jubilee Selections by Driscoll’s® strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 lime, halved
  • Sprinkle of sugar (optional)
  • Handful of flaked almonds
  • Icing sugar to dust
  • Crème fraiche or Greek yoghurt to serve

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 5/190C (170C in a fan oven) sit the brioche on a baking sheet then evenly scatter over the marzipan.
  2. Divide the strawberries between each one then squeeze over the lime juice, then sprinkle with sugar if using and almonds. Put in the oven to toast for about 20-25 mins or until the brioche is golden and the topping is bubbling. Remove and dust with icing sugar and serve with a dollop of crème fraiche or Greek yoghurt if you are feeling slightly more virtuous!

Cook’s tip: Drizzle over some kirsch or cherry brandy before cooking if you fancy – ideally after midday