Strawberries & sponge drops

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 6 minutes to 8 minutes

Serves: 8


35g golden caster sugar
1 medium essential Waitrose egg
50g plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp Cooks’ Homebaking freeze-dried strawberries 
30g butter, melted
800g British strawberries, halved
500g Waitrose fat-free fromage frais


1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Whisk together the sugar and egg until thick and fluffy. Sift over the flour and baking powder, and gently fold in with the vanilla, freeze-dried strawberries and melted butter.

2. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment. Use a teaspoon to spoon 8 rounds of the mixture onto the sheet, making sure they’re spaced well apart. Bake for 6-8 minutes until set and golden. Leave to cool.

3. Spoon the strawberries into serving bowls and top with the fromage frais. Serve with the sponge drops.