June 23, 2011

Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar and Cream

It's been a strawberry party at my place lately. Aren't these local strawberries luscious with red centers, not white? I recently discovered how fabulous balsamic vinegar tastes, even quite exposed, like in this recipe. Someday I hope to try this with a high quality, aged balsamic vinegar.

This recipe was simple and delightful. I kept the cream unsweetened, but feel free to add powdered sugar and vanilla.

Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar and Cream

Slice fresh strawberries and add a splash of balsamic vinegar and sugar. Let sit for a half hour. Serve topped with unsweetened whipped cream.

Tips for whipping cream:
- put the bowl, beaters, and cream in the freezer for 15 minutes before whipping
- use heavy cream
- if your kitchen is hot, set the whipping bowl inside a larger bowl filled with ice for added chill

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