Posted by: Catherine | January 23, 2009

Strawberries Macerated in Balsamic Vinegar

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This sounds “gross” (as Emma would say), but it’s the simplest dessert ever whether served alone, over ice cream or over ice cream and cake. Sometimes, for a last-minute dinner-party dessert, I get Bruce to run to the supermarket and buy an angel food cake from the bakery section and some strawberry ice cream. I hollow out the cake from the bottom, fill with slightly melted strawberry ice cream, put a bottom layer back on…and freeze. Then I serve with the macerated berries on top. For a non-chocolate dessert, Strawberry-Ice-Cream Angel Food Cake with Balsamic-Macerated Strawberries is pretty good! Don’t despair, chocoholics: You can also fill an angel food cake in the same way with chocolate ice cream and serve smothered with hot fudge.

 

1 pint strawberries

1 t. sugar

1 T balsamic vinegar, or balsamic glaze (my fave!)

 

Wash and slice berries. Add the sugar and balsamic vinegar, and allow to rest at least one hour.

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  1. Catherine,
    My mother forwarded your e-mail. That’s how I found your site. I love it! I’m still cooking a lot. In fact for the past few years I’ve been recipe testing for People Magazine. Anyway, I’ll send you some of my favorites, but I figured I would write you back re: the strawberries because the first time I ever ate them was at your house around 1982!
    Virginia

  2. [...] cake and replace the topping, flip  it over again to its normal fatter-on-the-bottom shapeliness. The balsamic strawberries can be scooped over the whole cake, or you can serve by the slice–the former is make a bigger [...]

  3. Balsamic and strawberries are a marriage made in heaven. Lovely!


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