Thursday, June 7, 2012

Roasted Balsamic Strawberries

Posted by - Anuja @

Have you ever had a cake with roasted strawberries???or a silky smooth vanilla ice cream with the roasted strawberries tickling your taste buds?? if yes then you know what I m talking about and if not then you don't know what I m talking about (loser with a capital L :D).  Roasted strawberries are highly addictive (beware) and I love the perfect marriage of the tartness of berries and the sweet and fruity flavour of balsamic vinegar.

FIL went to Mahabaleshwar last week and got a box of strawberries for my cucina. This time of the season, the berries tend to be smaller with less sweetness. Perfect to roast them with sugar and balsamic vinegar to boost their flavour.

I didn't bother to halve them as the berries were so tiny, in fact these roasted beauties are perfect as candies to pop them up and your mouth will be filled with an explosion of sweet and tangy goodness.

Roasted Balsamic Strawberries
Adapted from Zoe Bakes
500 grams of strawberries, cleaned, trimmed and halved
1/8 cup sugar (adjust according to the sweetness of berries)
1 1/2 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar

Preheat oven to 177 degree Celsius.
In a medium size bowl, toss the berries, sugar and the vinegar together. Spread the strawberries on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silpat. Bake for 25-30 minutes.Reserve the strawberries and syrup that is produced.
Enjoy with your cakes, puddings or ice cream!


Anonymous said...

What a great dish - I love all of the components.

Marcellina said...

Really? I have never tried roasted strawberries! It appears I've been missing out on something big! Thanks for sharing!

mireia badia said...

What an interesting recipe!! Looks great :)

Alida said...

Lovely combination with balsamic vinegar. Yummy!