Strawberry and Basil Streusel Bar

"I know that basil and strawberry might not be everyone cup of tea, but I love it. I first came across this combo in a daiquiri form, and since then I use it now and then when I’m baking. The fresh herb of basil helps cutting down the sweetness of the jam, that’s why it is so genius."
-- @ursulabakes
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Prep time 20mins
Cook time 55mins
Serves or Makes: 16

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For the Base


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1/4 cup cane sugar
  • pintch of salt

For the Filling


  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 7 ounces strawberry jam
  • Basil, small bunch

For the Crumble top


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 juice and zest lime


  • Step 1

    To make the base, combine all the ingredients. Roll the dough out between to baking paper and place to the bottom of a baking tray. (leaving one paper on) Chill in the fridge for an hour.

  • Step 2

    Preheat the oven for 340 degree F. Prick the dough with a fork then bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven cool down a bit.

  • Step 3

    Wash the strawberries and cut into quarters. Spread the jam over the crusty base. Lay the fruits on top. Sprinkle with chopped basil leaves.

  • Step 4

    Mix all the ingredients for the crumble top and scatter over the berries. Bake for 40 minutes on 350 degree F.

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