Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Macerated (Dessert) Strawberries

Strawberry season is upon us and I must admit I absolutely love these ruby darlings.

But when it comes to desserts, cake, icecreams and all kinds of sweets, strawberries can lose some of their delight when accompanying much sweeter fair, and can seem almost tasteless in comparison.

But never fear, there is an easy way to have your strawberries with your favourite sponge cake, and enjoy both simultaneously; it takes but a moment of preparation and a wonderful moment of culinary delight, and these macerated strawberries are pure delight.

Yes, the thought of soaking strawberries in Balsamic Vinegar can turn some people off the concept, but trust me, it is worth the very small amount of effort involved, and there is absolutely no hint nor taste of vinegar.

What Will I Need?

1 Punnet Strawberries, hulled and diced
1 tbs Balsamic Vinegar
1 tbs Caster Sugar

What Now?

1.             After hulling and dicing your strawberries, place them in a bowl and then gently cover with sugar and balsamic vinegar.
2.             Using a spoon, carefully turn over the strawberries until they are all coated in the dark liquid of the vinegar.

3.             Set aside in the fridge for at least two hours, and then serve with icecream or cake, or some other heavenly delight.