This is a recipe I have been making for lots of years and it is very popular in Greece. I have seen another version with balsamic vinegar, which I tried but to be frank I prefer the one with the brandy.
I use the Cypriot V.S.O.P. (very superior old pale) brandy. The V.S.O.P. brandy is usually over 4 years old.
- ½ kilo fresh strawberries, cut in half
2 – 3 tablespoons of good quality brandy or 2 tablespoons of good quality balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
Wash strawberries, cut into smaller pieces and place in a bowl. Drizzle with brandy or balsamic vinegar over strawberries and sprinkle with sugar. Stir gently to combine. Cover, and leave it in the refrigerator for at least an hour to chill before serving.
Serve them plain as a light dessert or with Greek yoghurt, or together with a piece of cake, or on top of ice cream, on panacotta, or anything creamy etc..