Strawberry and Smashed Cookie Salad
Cookie Salad. Cookie Salad. Cookie Salad! This isn’t your typical salad. However with the primary native strawberries of the 12 months making their look right here in Scandinavia, a smashed cookie salad appeared like the proper solution to rejoice.
Our standard strategy to take pleasure in native strawberries in June and July are merely served in a bowl with only a sprint of oat milk or cream. Scrumptious as which may be, it’s not a recipe to weblog about (even when I’m a huge fan of two-ingredient recipes) or to rejoice summer season with. Therefore, this cookie salad. We bake an enormous cookie that we smash (!) and aside from the childishly pleasing feeling of doing that, all these oddly sized bits and items are also what makes the salad fascinating. And when blended with juicy berries, whipped cream and tiny elderflower florets, you’ve got a fantastic mixture of textures and flavors. It is a fairly trying dessert, a quite simple and good one to make to your associates or household. You’ll be able to bake the cookie forward of time (or use any store-bought cookie) and ideally, you wish to smash the cookie and assemble the salad in entrance of your company. We’ve gathered a couple of recipe notes and options how one can change it up right here beneath.
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• We made the cookie vegan to make it as inclusive as attainable however you possibly can change coconut oil with butter in case you are extra into that. Vegans would clearly additionally use whipped coconut cream or whipped soy cream.
• Use cert gluten-free oats in case you are gluten illiberal.
• The buckwheat flour will be changed with common flour if you happen to like.
• You may make this into an Eton Mess by including a bigger quantity of cream (and perhaps even meringues) and serving it in glasses.
• You’ll be able to swap the whipped cream for greek yogurt and serve this as a weekend breakfast. Or do 50/50 cream and yogurt for a extra tangy dessert.
• In case you have mint or lemon balm at dwelling, these could be nice additions to the salad.
• You’ll be able to add any edible flowers and they’re in fact additionally totally elective.
• In case your berries are imported or not candy sufficient, merely drizzle just a little maple syrup, honey or elderflower syrup over the salad.
Strawberry and Smashed Cookie Salad
Vegan Chocolate Oat Cookies
200 g / 2 cups rolled oats
65 g / ½ cup buckwheat flour
four tbsp cacao powder
three tbsp chia seeds
½ tsp sea salt
½ cup / 110 g coconut oil or butter
½ cup /125 ml maple syrup
½ cup /125 ml plant milk
1 lb / 450 g recent strawberries
1 knob recent ginger, grated
1 small lemon, juice
elderflower and lilacs or different edible summer season flowers
1 cup / 250 ml whipping cream or whipped coconut cream (or Greek yogurt)
Set the oven to 200°C/400°F. Combine collectively the dry elements in a single bowl. Add coconut oil, maple syrup and plant milk. Stir collectively and let sit for 20 minutes to permit the chia seeds and oats to thicken. In the meantime, rinse the strawberries, minimize in halves and place in a mixing bowl. Add grated ginger, lemon juice and some elderflower florets (and honey or maple syrup if you happen to don’t assume your berries are candy sufficient). Go away to infuse when you whip the cream. Pour onto a baking sheet lined with a baking paper. Flatten out and form a big, spherical cookie utilizing your palms. Bake within the oven for about 20 minutes or till golden and agency (it’ll agency up extra as soon as it cools). Go away to chill after which crush the cookie into items. Switch the juicy strawberries to a big serving platter. Add dollops of whipped cream (or yogurt) and tuck within the items of damaged cookie throughout. Scatter over the cookie crumbles and adorn with extra elderflowers and lilacs. Crush a couple of strawberries in your palm to drizzle strawberry juice over the cream. Serve and take pleasure in!
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