Rosemary Tomato Confit
When I have a ton of fresh tomatoes on hand, this is one of my favorite things to make.
Sound kind of crazy? Here’s why it works: balsamic vinegar is made from fermented grapes, and is fundamentally sweet. That’s why it works as such a great dressing when you have fruit, a strong cheese, nuts, etc. The world’s simplest dessert is a few pieces of fresh fruit chopped up and drizzled with balsamic. But it’s also amazing as an ice cream topping.
Think of a bowl of vanilla ice cream as a blank canvas:
Then add some fruit – strawberry, banana, kiwi, cherries… so many kinds would work. You probably already have one of those handy.
Then drizzle with some balsamic. Don’t go too crazy, but make sure your hand isn’t too light, either.
It looks like chocolate syrup, almost. And honestly, you don’t even really need the fruit – balsamic with vanilla ice cream is just so delicious on its own! Try it — you will not be sorry 🙂