Monday, 25 February 2013

Strawberries With Balsamic Vinegar

This is my first dessert recipe up on my blog. It is originally from Ina Garten popularly known as the Barefoot Contessa. Its simple and quick and tasted out of this world.

strawberries with balsamic vinegar
Strawberries With Balsamic Vinegar

Strawberries one packet
3-4 tsps of sugar
1-2 tbsps of dark balsamic vinegar
Pinch of freshly ground pepper powder
vanilla ice cream
zest of a lemon

Remove the leaves from the strawberries and rinse them under water. Cut into small pieces and keep in a bowl. Sprinkle over the sugar, give them a good toss and keep in the fridge.

About an hour before serving, remove them so they come to room temperature. Add in the balsamic vinegar. Add in one tablespoon first and then see if you need more. You don't want to create a sauce. Taste it and see. The idea is to just to coat and flavour the strawberries. Season with pepper powder.

Serve in bowls. Add a nice big dollop of vanilla ice cream and garnish with lemon zest. Serve!