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Whipped Yoghurt with Roasted Strawberries & Peanut Fudge

Yuki Sugiura — Mezcla, 2022

The lime-roasted strawberries and peanut fudge sauce are essentially a refined combination of peanut butter and jelly, and boy do they sing together! Here I serve them with a simple whipped yoghurt, but you could serve with plain yoghurt or shop-bought ice cream.

If you’re feeling wild, pile the whipped yoghurt, roasted strawberries and fudge sauce on top of a caramelised roasted crumpet and dust with cocoa powder to offset the sweetness.

Serves: 4

Season: Summer

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes


For the roasted strawberries
300g frozen strawberries, defrosted (frozen strawberries will produce a redder syrup, but you can use fresh strawberries – stalks removed and roughly chopped – just make sure they’re extra ripe)
50g caster sugar

1⁄2 lime
2 cinnamon sticks, roughly broken

For the whipped yoghurt
150g mascarpone, fridge-cold
200g yoghurt, fridge-cold
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
1 tablespoon maple syrup

For the peanut fudge sauce
50g smooth peanut butter (I use Manilife)
1 1⁄2 tablespoons cocoa powder (15g)
75g maple syrup
1 teaspoon soy sauce (or tamari)
1 1⁄2 tablespoons water


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C fan/220°C.

  2. For the roasted strawberries, place all the ingredients in an ovenproof dish just big enough to fit the strawberries in a single layer. They should be snug, but not piled on top of each other. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring halfway. Set aside to cool.

  3. Place the mascarpone, yoghurt, vanilla paste and maple syrup in a large bowl and whisk together until completely smooth. Keep the bowl in the fridge until ready to serve.

  4. For the fudge sauce, whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth. You may need to add more water or maple syrup, depending on the thickness of your peanut butter. You’re looking for a smooth, thick but pourable consistency.

  5. In individual glasses, layer the chilled yoghurt with the warm strawberries and the fudge sauce and serve.

Read more: Mezcla

Ixta’s cooking is inspired by the Mexican, Brazilian and Italian flavours she grew up with, and her cookbook MEZCLA is a celebration of them all brought together. With simpler recipes for when you want something more quick and easy, alongside recipes to take your time over, each dish tells a story with its flavours, ingredients and method. Extracted from Mezcla by Ixta Belfrage (Ebury Press, £26) All photography by Yuki Sugiura

— about the author

Having spent her childhood immersed in the flavours of Brazil, Mexico and Italy, there was no doubt that Ixta’s own cooking was going to be a celebration of the three — bold, flavourful and ‘fusion’ in a way unique to her. Although she only fell into cooking professionally in her twenties, Ixta quickly found a home working in the kitchen’s at Ottolenghi, working her way up to the test kitchen and soon after, co-writing one of Ottolenghi’s most revered books, Flavour.


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