Strawberry squares

These strawberry squares are fresh and sweet, making them a delicious snack that can be enjoyed at any time of day. You can pop them into lunchboxes, serve them at picnics or sneak a couple as dessert – this fruity bake will make happy tums all round. What's more, these strawberry squares are a perfect way for using up any of your freshly-picked strawberries.

Cakes and bakes
Strawberry squares traybake fresh from the oven
  • Preparation time 15 minutes (prep. time)
  • Cooking time 35 - 40 minutes (cooking time)
  • Serves 12 - 16

Ingredients

For the base

  • 300gself-raising flour
  • 300glight brown sugar
  • 150gbutter

 

For the topping

  • 2eggs
  • 300gsour cream
  • 150gstrawberries, roughly chopped

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 160°C or gas mark 3, and line a 30cm by 20cm deep-sided baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. For the base, mix the flour and sugar, and ‘rub in’ the butter until you have a sandy texture.
  3. Spread half of this mixture in your lined tray and press down gently with a spatula or back of a spoon until you have an even layer.
  4. For the topping, add the sour cream and eggs to the remaining flour mix and stir until just combined and with only a few lumps remaining.
  5. Pour this mixture over the base in your tin and spread evenly. Top with the chopped strawberries, arranging them evenly over the surface.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 35 - 40 minutes or until golden and set.
  7. Once cooked remove from the oven. Let your bake cool completely before cutting.