The combination of sweet, tangy balsamic vinegar with juicy strawberries, delicately vanilla-scented crème fraîche and crisp shortbread is a twist on that British summer favourite, strawberries and cream.
- Hull the strawberries and wipe off any dirt.
- Place the strawberries in a roasting tin and sprinkle with the icing sugar, freshly ground black pepper and the balsamic vinegar.
- Bake in a moderate pre-heated oven for 15 minutes.
- Mix a few drops of vanilla essence into the crème fraîche and serve with the warm strawberries and shortbread.