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Strawberry pyramids

Prep time 30 mins to 1 hour
Cook time 30 mins to 1 hour
Serves 6
Dietary Vegetarian
From Something for the Weekend


  1. For the strawberry pyramids, sift the flour and salt into a bowl, then use a knife to 'cut' the butter into it until well combined. Add the warm milk and bring together to make a dough (this is a special samosa pastry but you could use ready-made filo pastry if you prefer). Cover with cling film and place into the fridge to chill for 20 minutes.

  2. Place the chopped strawberries into a bowl with the lemon zest, sugar and cinnamon.

  3. Roll the dough out thinly and cut into six 15cm/6in circles. Cut each circle in half to make 12 semi-circles. Place a little of the filling mixture onto one half of each semi-circle and fold the dough over the filling, pressing down around the edges to make a triangle shape.

  4. Brush each pyramid with a little melted butter. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the strawberry pyramids over a medium heat for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until crisp and golden-brown on all sides.

  5. For the mint yoghurt, mix the yoghurt and mint together in a bowl.

  6. For the basil syrup, heat the sugar, water and vanilla extract in a small saucepan over a medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow to cool, then pour into a blender with the basil and blend until well combined. Pass the mixture through a very fine sieve into a bowl.

  7. To serve, place two pyramids onto each serving plate and serve with a dollop of mint yoghurt and a swirl of basil syrup.


For the strawberry pyramids

  • 225g/8oz plain flour
  • pinch salt
  • 30g/1oz unsalted butter (plus extra, melted, for brushing)
  • 90ml/3fl oz warm whole milk
  • 400g/14oz strawberries, chopped
  • ½ lemon, zest only
  • 75g/3oz soft light brown sugar
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • vegetable oil, for frying

For the mint yoghurt

  • 175ml/6fl oz Greek-style yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint

For the basil syrup

  • 200g/7oz sugar
  • 150ml/5fl oz water
  • few drops vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh basil

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