Basil & white chocolate creams with sticky balsamic strawberries
- Preparation and cooking time
- Total time
- Ready in 25 mins, plus an hour in the fridge
- Serves 4
- 284ml pot single cream
- 1 large bunch basil , leaves and stalks torn, plus extra leaves to serve
- 300g good-quality white chocolate , chopped
- 50g golden caster sugar
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 250g strawberry , hulled and halved
- STEP 1
Pour the cream into a saucepan, then add the torn basil leaves and stalks. Bring to a simmer over a medium heat, then remove from the heat and leaveto infuse for 5 mins. Discard the basil and re-heat the cream to a simmer.
- STEP 2
Remove the cream from the heat and immediately tip in the chocolate. Leave for a few mins to melt, then stir until smooth. Pour the mixture into four serving glasses and chill for at least 1 hr until firm. (This can be done up to a day ahead.)
- STEP 3
In a small saucepan, mix the caster sugar and balsamic vinegar with 2 tbsp water and cook over a medium heat, stirring continuously, until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture has reduced by half to a sticky syrup (about 5 mins). Cool before pouring over the strawberries and allow to soak for at least 1 hr.
- STEP 4
Spoon the balsamic strawberries over the creams and decorate with basil.