Thursday, June 15, 2006

Honey-Balsamic Strawberries with Vanilla Mascarpone



This is incredibly delicious. I love sweet-sour combinations, and this one is made in heaven. I'm sure that you'll get even better results using the very best ingredients - but really, this is great with whatever's available. I used rather ordinary strawberries, cheap balsamic vinegar, regular honey.. and the cheapest mascarpone - and it was still delicious beyond words. Great for a quick dessert on a hot summer evening!

Honey-Balsamic Strawberries with Vanilla Mascarpone
Serves 4

500 g strawberries
4 tbsp honey
4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
4 tbsp whipping cream
4 tbsp mascarpone
1 vanilla bean
1 tbsp sugar

Clean the strawberries and cut them in halves or quarters. Divide into four portions - glasses or bowls, it doesn't matter.

Mix honey and vinegar in a small pot, and gently heat. Let it simmer for a few minutes, until the sauce thickens slightly.

Mix mascarpone and cream with the sugar in a bowl. Score the vanilla, and scrape out the seeds into the mix. Beat until thickened and fluffy.

To assemble, pour the sauce on top of the berries, and finish with a generous dollop of vanilla mascarpone.

Serve immediately.

Jordgubbar i balsamvinäger och honung

15 comments:

Maria said...

Det låter helt otroligt gott! Måste prova!

Tanna said...

And that's nothing but good. Great combo!

jenjen said...

Can I just say that, that huge dollop of marscarpone on top of the strawberries looks so gooood. Its perfection on a plate!

Alanna said...

I love the strawberry / balsamic combination too ... but am worried about the never-opened carton of mascarpone that I found in the back of the frig "best by Aug 2005". 2005???

Anne said...

AK - oh dear. I'd close my eyes, take a deep breath and toss it right out. That's a little scary :)

Myy said...

JAg tänker också prova det här. Ser riktig gott ut. :)

Pamela said...

Must try this recipe, sounds really good. I love strawberries with black pepper but I've never tried them with balsamic, the addition of the mascapone is a brilliant touch!

Rachael said...

I'm sure you didn't mean the photo to look as American-4th-of-July as it does, but it made me smile. It looks delicious, and just screams summer. Sigh.

Viktoria Schiöler said...

I really love those strawberries - thank you!

Monica said...

I have every single one of these ingredients - I will HAVE to make it soon. It looks & sounds delicious.

Claudia said...

Wonderful!

I never thought so few ingredients could make such a perfect, original and delicious dessert!

Thank you!

Marlene Taylor said...

I added this to my crepes. Wonderful! I'll have to share my crepe recipe! I keep meaning to start a blog like this, thank you for the inspiration!

Sarah said...

I love this recipe! I've also tried using a berry medley. The honey-balsamic makes it so unique and delicious :) Mmmmmm.....

Anonymous said...

What does "score the vanilla" mean?

Anne said...

Scoring the vanilla bean means to cut a slit in the bean, but not all the way through, so you can get to all the tiny seeds inside.