Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Raspberry Vinegar

One of my favorite restaurants serves its garden salad with a lovely raspberry vinaigrette, and this summer I decided to try making my own.

First I searched for a raspberry vinegar recipe online and settled on this one by Nigel Slater at The Guardian.

Then I calculated the ingredients as follows:

2 cups white wine vinegar
1 pound fresh raspberries
6 tablespoons granulated sugar

Per the instructions, I let the vinegar and mashed raspberries sit for two days, then I strained it overnight. I poured the liquid into a stainless steel pan, added the sugar, brought it to a boil and simmered it for ten minutes. So easy!

Here's the finished product.

The color is beautiful and it tastes every bit as good as it looks!

In addition to using this vinegar to make a vinaigrette, the recipe suggests other uses, like adding a little to iced mineral water or lemonade, but I really can't wait to try it on ice cream!

I might even make another batch, put it in pretty little bottles and use them for gifts. What do you think? Do you like receiving homemade gifts? And are you brave enough to put vinegar on your dessert?

Until next time,
The Daddy Project (December 2012)


Amanda Renée said...

Sounds good - I've added it to my summer recipes to try. I better get crackin' - summer's half over! Thanks for sharing :)

Lee McKenzie said...

Enjoy, Amanda! And yes, summer slips by far too quickly.

BW said...

I love receiving homemade gifts especially cookies or anything else with chocolate.

Lee McKenzie said...

BW, the lovely thing about chocolate is that it goes with everything :)

Tammy Yenalavitch said...

Thanks for the recipe and yes chocolate does go with everything!

Anonymous said...

I've got to make this. Thanks. Mmmm Chocolate.

linda s said...

My coment didn't post so I will try again.
Love berry season and this is a recipe I've always wanted to try. Maybe not on ice cream though.
I see you have a new book coming out. I'll be looking forward to it.

Lee McKenzie said...

Tammy and Cathy, seems we're all on the same page when it comes to chocolate :) Thanks for visiting the blog!

Lee McKenzie said...

Thank you, Linda! I love berry season, too, and I love all kinds of berries. Most of all fresh-picked ripe and juicy strawberries. Mmm.