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Caramel dipped cherry tomatoes – aperitif food

This preparation of cherry tomatoes is a firm favourite for sunny day aperitifs. It’s very easy to make and adds a little je ne sais quoi to a humble tomato.


1 punnet of cherry tomatoes
5 teaspoons of sugar
Sesame seeds
1 dash of balsamic vinegar

Toothpicks or aperitif picks

Wash the tomatoes in cold water and dry them off.

Make a liquid caramel by bringing the sugar to the boil with a little water and a dash of balsamic vinegar.

Prick a cherry tomato with a toothpick, dip it halfway into the caramel, then dip it in the sesame seeds, which stick to the caramel.

Best made within an hour or two before eating.

They’re great with aperitifs!

More great snack foods from France

Wicker basket full of courgette, aka zucchini, fritters gently steaming

Gougères – cheesy, crunchy balloons of deliciousness

Roquefort butter – spreadable scrumptiousness

Reblochon pie – a cheese pie that simple to make, mouth-watering and moreish

Courgette fritters by a star chef

Three cheese fougasse bread

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