Balsamic strawberries

We love it when the first strawberries of the season announce the eminent arrival of summer, even if they tend to be a bit tart. This is fortunately not a problem, if you serve them with balsamic vinegar!

(This recipe appears in Fay Lewis' excellent book, Be My Guest.)


  • 250 gram strawberries
  • 1/2 tablespoon (7 ml) balsamic vinegar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons icing sugar


  1. Hull and halve the strawberries and place them in a bowl.
  2. Dribble the balsamic vinegar over and dust with the icing sugar.
  3. Leave for 1 hour before serving.