Passion fruit and champagne syllabub

easy

Serves: 4

quickcook
Prep: 20 min

Ingredients

4 lemon or plain shortbread biscuits, crumbled
100ml Champagne
100g Strawberries, sliced, 4 whole ones reserved
250g Mascarpone
4 tbsp icing sugar
4 passion-fruits, pulp scooped out and reserved
200ml double cream
2 tbsp flaked almonds, toasted
fresh basil leaves, to garnish

Method

1. Place a little of the crumbled shortbread in the bottom of four serving glasses and moisten with some of the champagne.

2. Top with a layer of sliced strawberries.

3. Place the mascarpone cheese and icing sugar in a bowl. Add in most of the remaining champagne and the passion fruit pulp and mix well.

4. Whip the cream until soft peaks form. Fold the cream into the passion fruit mixture adding the remaining champagne to loosen it a little.

5. Place a spoon of the passion fruit mixture in each glass and top with another layer of crumbled shortbread, then strawberries.

6. Spoon the remaining passion fruit mixture into the glasses and scatter with the toasted almonds.

7. Garnish each portion with a sprig of basil and a strawberry and serve.

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