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)