Marinated Strawberries & Almond Butter Sourdough
This is one of our absolute favourites from our new cookbook and is on the menu at our pop-up Toast Bar in the Selfridges Foodhall. The savoury edge from the almond butter, sweet honey, salty sourdough and tart lemon makes this a real crowd-pleaser. Plus saying that you marinated your strawberries makes it sound rather fancy, so you’ll get lots of praise from friends if you’re generous enough make it for them. It’s a win-win situation.
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 vanilla bean pod, split in half lengthways and seeds scraped
1 tbsp of honey
2 large slices of sourdough bread, halved
8 tbsp almond butter
2 tsp pumpkin seeds (optional)
Put the lemon juice, vanilla seeds and honey in a bowl and mix well with a fork to combine. Taste and add more honey if it seems too tart.
Slice the strawberries lengthways into heart-shaped slices and add to the syrup mixture. Mix well until all the strawberries have a good coating.
Toast the sourdough slices until golden, then immediately spread each slice generously with almond butter. Add the strawberry mixture and top with a sprinkling of pumpkin seeds, if you like a little extra crunch.
Tuck in and enjoy!