Balsamic Strawberries with Fresh Cream

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Today while I was at work I realized I would have no time to put something on my blog. Since I do genuinely love my blog I didn’t want to neglect it. I looked around my bosses house for inspiration and I found it tucked away in the back corner of the pantry. There sat a small bottle of aged balsamic. The second I saw the little bottle I knew what I wanted to do so I hightailed it to the market and picked up some strawberries and heavy cream. The second I got back to my bosses house I cut up my berries and started the maceration process. After a few hours I decided it was time to start whipping the cream (aka: arm exercise) and dig into my summer dessert. I had never tried balsamic with strawberries before and I will honestly have to say that after today I’m a HUGE fan. The syrupy aged balsamic added so much extra flavor to the berries and I was truly shocked at how well it tasted. I whipped my cream by hand and didn’t add any sugar but if sweetened cream is your forte then by all means add some sugar. Enjoy!!!

Balsamic Strawberries:

1 lb. strawberries – hulled and sliced

1 T. aged balsamic

1 1/2 T. white sugar

In a bowl place strawberries and drizzle with balsamic. Allow to sit at room temperature for up to 1/2 hour. Sprinkle with sugar and spoon into individual dishes. Top with whipped cream if desired.

Fresh Cream:

Cold whipping cream

In a metal bowl add cream and whip with whisk until firm.  You can also use a mixer to whip the cream.

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Sorry for the glare…the sun was not my friend today but in the end I still like the way the pictures turned out:)

17 Responses to “Balsamic Strawberries with Fresh Cream”

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    Jen — May 15, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    I love strawberries with Balsamic vinegar… delish!!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — May 16th, 2009 @ 3:01 pm

      I agree they were sooooooo good.

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    alice — May 16, 2009 at 1:25 am

    I love recipes like this! Simple yet delicious and I love your presentation.

    • nutmegnanny replied: — May 16th, 2009 @ 3:02 pm

      A recipe that taste good and is easy to make is always a plus:)

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    Reeni — May 16, 2009 at 9:20 am

    What a sweet little treat! They look so fresh and yummy. Your pictures look great!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — May 16th, 2009 @ 3:03 pm

      When I went back to work today there was some left over so I had it for breakfast. It was super tasty!

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    burpexcuzme — May 16, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    simple, and beautiful. simply beautiful.

    • nutmegnanny replied: — May 16th, 2009 @ 6:21 pm

      Thank you so very much:)

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    Spirited Miu Flavor — May 16, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    I never tried aged balsamic vinegar to date, so can’t imagine how the taste would be like… (maybe I should just grab that bottle I spotted in market now that strawberries are in season) – but I like your first photo of it. How the angle makes me think that the goodie is out of my reach boohoo. 🙂

    • nutmegnanny replied: — May 16th, 2009 @ 6:22 pm

      Aged balsamic is so super tasty. I’m so glad my boss had it in her pantry:) Thanks for the comment about the pictures. I have been working on getting better.

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    5 Star Foodie — May 18, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Balsamic vinegar and strawberries sound excellent! I love your presentation in that pretty glass!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — May 18th, 2009 @ 11:35 am

      Thank you so much:)

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    donna — May 19, 2009 at 5:17 am

    An absolutely gorgeous photo, I thought. It makes me want to go and make these delicious strawberries right NOW!

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    nora@ffr — June 2, 2009 at 3:46 am

    love the unique presentation.. photography is stunning!! yumm!! look simple and delish..

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    zoe — June 5, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Thanks for the comments! Can I tell you that I’ve always wanted to make this but just never got around to it! You have inspired me! Thanks!

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    Hélène — June 18, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    I just bought glasses like yours today. What a great idea to serve dessert in them. That’s beautiful!

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