Friday, 6 July 2012

Strawberries & .....

What to put with strawberries this .... ahem ..... summer?
Strawberries and cream go with sunshine, sun dresses, sun glasses, but considering that we have had so little of that word sun this year, I have been trying to think of some other great combinations.

With Elderflower Syrup
At Stirchley Community Market on Tuesday we served fresh strawberries picked from the garden with our homemade elderflower syrup poured over the top; they were a real hit and tasted delicious with a real flavour of summer. Much nicer than just plain sugar.

With Balsamic Vinegar
A friend first introduced me to this combination, at first I was a little sceptical, but was instantly converted. For every 200g of prepared straberries add 2-3 tsp balsamic vinegar, 1 1/2 tbsp sugar and a little black pepper to taste. I have also seen scones with strawberries and black pepper which I would like to try.

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