Italian Sesame Seed Cookies
Struffoli-Honey Dough Balls
Italian Fig Cookies I
Tomato Zucchini Stew
Italian Fig Cookies 2
Hamlins White Sauce
Fancy Cannoli Cake
Stir-fried Napa Cabbage
Red Wine Syrup
RED WINE SYRUP
Makes 4 servings
You could add a speck of cinnamon, black pepper or some seeds
from a vanilla bean to this reduction. Just remember that it's going to
cook down, so add a very small amount at the beginning, if you do. This
is also a good way to use up leftover poaching liquid from fruit.
1/2 cup (125ml) red wine
3 tablespoons (50g) sugar
1/2 to 1 small basket of strawberries (about 4 ounces)
In a non-reactive skillet, cook the red wine and sugar until
the bubbles get thick (see photo above.) Once the syrup is reduced to half
its original quantity (1/4 cup), remove from heat and scrape into a bowl
to cool completely.
Rinse, hull, and slice strawberries. Toss in syrup, let stand
for a minute to two, then spoon onto panna cotta.