Strawberries With Balsamic Vinegar

*Strawberries With Balsamic Vinegar*
Serves 4

If you are looking for a dessert that is fresh, easy and delicious, then look no further.  This tasty dish fills the bill on all counts!

750g of ripe small strawberries
60g of caster sugar (superfine sugar)
2 TBS good quality balsamic vinegar
125g of mascarpone cheese

Wipe the strawberries clean with a damp cloth, and then carefully hull them.  If your berries are somewhat on the larger side, cut them in halves or quarters.  Place them all into a glass bowl.  Sprinkle the caster sugar on top and toss them gently to coat.  Let sit, covered loosely with a cloth, for 2 hours to macerate.  After 2 hours, drizzle the balsamic vinegar over top.  Toss gently again, then refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Spoon the berries into 4 glass dishes.  Drizzle each with some of the syrup left in the bowl.  Spoon a dollop of mascarpone cheese on top of each and serve.
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