I love the combination of sweet and tart, or sweet and savory. The pepper was a great addition to this dish! Highly recommended.
Strawberries and Cream
Cook's Country and common sense
1/3 c balsamic vinegar (or maybe less)
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp lemon juice
3 pints strawberries, hulled and sliced
1/4 c brown sugar
Bring vinegar, sugar and lemon juice to simmer in small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer until syrup is reduced by half (to approximately 3 T), about 3 minutes. Transfer vinegar syrup to small bowl and cool completely.
With spoon, lightly toss berries and brown sugar in large bowl. Let stand until sugar dissolves and berries exude some juice, 10-15 minutes. Pour vinegar syrup over berries, add pepper to taste, and toss to combine. Divide berries among individual bowls or goblets and serve immediately.
1 c whipping cream
4 T powdered sugar
Pour whipping cream into the bowl of a standing mixer. Add powdered sugar. Whip until stiff peaks form.