I’m not sure if you’re aware or not, but I am a huge fan of nut butters! So when Pip & Nut opened a toast bar in Selfridges this month (January 2017) it kinda had my name written all over it… Now I know I’m not the only one who is fond of the stuff so you have all the way till the 12th february to get yourself down to the Food Hall at Selfridges to check out the selection of what can only be described as gourmet toast and toppers including peanut butter, grated apple and maple syrup to avocado, almond butter and spiced seeds all of course using the all natural Pip & Nut nut butters!
Pip & Nut have only been around for 2 years but they’ve literally taken the market by storm (they actually launched in Selfridges too so thats a fab connection!). Pippa Murray, who founded the brand, albs launched a cookbook this month – Pip & Nut: The Nut Butter Cookbook – which features a ton of nut butter recipes including the ones you can get in the Toast Bar.
I’ve even been given permission to share one of the awesome recipes from the book and bar with you here on the blog… so stock up on your nut butters and have a go at this…
Marinated Strawberries and Almond Butter on Sourdough
The savoury edge from the almond butter, sweet honey, salty sourdough and tart lemon makes this a real crowd pleaser, plus it sounds quite fancy so you’ll get lots of praise from friends if you’re generous enough to make it for them. It’s a win-win situation.
Makes 2 slices
Takes 10 minutes
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 vanilla pod, split on half lengthways and seeds scraped
About 1 tbsp honey
250g / 9oz strawberries, hulled
2 large slices of sourdough bread, halved, or 4 regular slices (thickly sliced)
8 tbsp almond butter
2 tsp pumpkin seeds (optional)
Put the lemon juice, vanilla seed 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.
This yummy recipe can be found in the new Pip & Nut cookbook…
…or in the Toast Bar which is open daily between 8am and 1230pm in Selfridges London!
…So please tell me I’m not the only one who couldn’t live without some nut butter?! …which is your favourite?!