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Friday, June 27, 2014
Strawberries + Balsamic Vinegar = Delicious
I used to make my own balsamic syrup by boiling down a cheap bottle of balsamic vinegar until it became thick and syrupy.
No need to do that anymore because everyone makes a bottle of the already made balsamic syrup.
I have tried many brands from Italy, and believe it or not, I like Trader Joe's brand the best.
Here was a late night idea that came to me when I had leftover ricotta in the fridge.
It's so simple, and it is SO GOOD.
15 oz. container of fresh ricotta cheese
1/4 cup of dark brown sugar
1/2 tsp of almond extract
Mix all these ingredients together in a small bowl until light and fluffy.
Spray 4 ramekins with PAM cooking spray.
Pour the batter into the ramekins and bake on a baking tray at 350F for 30-35 minutes, until nice and golden and starting to crack a bit.
Let rest in the ramekins for 10 minutes, then run a thin knife around the edges and invert onto plates.
You can use any berry you like, but I have weekly strawberries in the garden, so I slice one strawberry per person.
Drizzle w/ balsamic syrup and garnish with fresh mint leaves.
One of the easiest and most delicious desserts you can make this summer.
Sorry the photos are dark, I made these at night!