My advice is to buy the best Balsamic vinegar you can afford for this dish. Using a 1/4 cup of vinegar with the sugar and reducing it by half, on the stove, will intensify the vinegar and make it even sweeter. Classic Italian preparation. The vinegar also tastes good on black berries and fresh cranberries. I add a little more sugar with the cranberries.
I have loved strawberries this way for years. The only difference is I use a balsamic glaze purchased in the speciality section of the grocery storee. I also let them sit for an hour.
I was a skeptic, but OMG!!!! this was really good!! I did sub Stevia in the Raw for the sugar, but it was still great!!
I have made this recipe several times, with excellent results, but haven't rated it yet. Today, I used it as a topping for a pavlova - it was a real treat. With hindsight, I realize that I should have drained the strawberries before adding it to the pavlova, as it was a little too juicy, but I love the juice, so it didn't occur to me. I followed the directions to the letter, and it was perfect.
I made this as a side dish for dinner...I followed the recipe exactly as mentioned (as I always do) and somehow, this didn't cut it for my family or our guests. Many of us love strawberries in general but somehow, this combination wasn't too appealing. Sorry about being the only negative review here...but maybe it was just a little sour for our taste.
I did half the recipe. We all loved it even DS who is 2 years and a half. He loves strawberries. DH asked me what was in this recipe. He couldn't detect the balsamic vinegar. My MIL is coming tomorrow. I'll probably do it again. Thanks Pot Scrubber. Made for ZWT4
I've made this with both regular balsamic vinegar and with Villa Monadori balsamic vinegar (richer, less acidic, $40+ per bottle but worth it!). Like it the first way but the Villa Monadori it was truly heavenly--and doesn't require as much sugar (it would probably be okay with none).
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try this with sprinkle of acropolis balsamic vinegar and creme