Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins
I haven't tried this but I'm told the little bit of vinegar gives the berries a unique and divine flavour. The original idea came from a chef who was inspired by the French way of marinating strawberries in red wine.
- 400 g strawberries
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (preferrably aged)
- 284 g whipping cream
- Remove the stalks from the strawberries.
- Leave any small ones whole but cut larger ones in half or quarters.
- Place in a mixing bowl and sprinkle with sugar.
- Leave the sugar to melt with the strawberry juices, stirring occasionally.
- Add the vinegar and toss thoroughly with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula.
- In a separate bowl, whip the cream until it just holds its shape.
- Transfer into a serving bowl.
- Loosely fold the strawberries and their juices into the cream, keeping it swirly.
- Serve immediately.
Some people may really like this but we didn't. The vinegar killed the natural sweetness of the strawberries and gave it an odd taste. I think that balsamic vinegar is really good in savory dishes but it just didn't do it for me in a sweet one. Sorry
I have had this and the balsamic vinegar gives the cream a great flavor. It brings out the flavor of the berries.
When the vinegar is added I marinate this recipe for 2 days and stir daily. It will make a sweet/sour taste. serve with almond bread and cream if wish.