Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Strawboffee Pie

© Sandra Reisinger

The weather was amazing this weekend and with strawberry season being in full swing in Fife I decided to give this version of a toffee pie a go. If you decide to make one, learn from my mistakes - trying to crumble hobnobs at 7 in the morning is a bad idea....you can't use a blender and it takes forever :)
Anyhow, here we go:

Strawboffee Pie

300g Hobnobs or other oat biscuits
60g Butter, melted
1 tin Caramel (I know this is the ultimate laziness but I don't like boiling sugar....)
400g Strawberries (worked well for us, but just see how it goes)
300-400ml Whipping cream
1 tbsp Icing sugar

Heat your oven to 180 degrees.
Crumble the Hobnobs into the size of breadcrumbs (or put them into a blender and pulse them). Mix in the melted butter and make sure it gets well incorporated.
Find a nice 26cm tin. I used my springform tin which turned out to be a bad idea because it has a slightly raised edge on the base. It still worked fine but if you have a loose bottomed tin with a completely smooth bottom that will make getting the base off it soo much easier.
Press the Hobnob and butter mixture into the tin so it forms a nice even layer.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
Let it cool down and then transfer it onto a pretty cake stand or just your favourite plate.
Spread the caramel over the base, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour (or until just before you need it).
Cut the strawberries into 5mm slices and avoid the 'one for me, one for the cake' approach :)
Scatter the strawberries over the caramel.
Whip the cream with the icing sugar until soft peaks form and spread over the strawberries.
Enjoy with a lovely cup of tea and a good chat.

© Anna Blanch

And with that I'm off for another day of thinking about food and monocular regions in binocular scenes!


  1. so totally worth it. it was so good!

  2. Thank you! We need to work out what to cook when we're both back in July :)

  3. Oh, that looks sooo good! What an awesome idea, and beautiful photos too! What a nice garden. I'm totally jealous. ;-)


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