Saturday, February 9, 2013

Strawberry Shortcake Cream on Top

We spent the weekend in the country with two other couples, and food was a central part of the gathering. We made elaborate dinners and full lunches, it seemed like we were cooking and eating constantly. My friend Holly pulled out some strawberries, shortcake, and balsamic vinegar. I couldn't understand what the balsamic had to do with anything. She cut up the strawberries a few hours before dinner, and marinated them in the balsamic vinegar and a little bit of sugar. After dinner, she spooned the strawberry mixture onto the cakes, and we topped it with some hand-whipped cream with some rum. It was amazing. You could taste the balsamic vinegar, and it perfectly complemented the tart sweetness of the berries. I will definitely make this again.

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