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
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!
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Roquefort butter – spreadable scrumptiousness
Reblochon pie – a cheese pie that simple to make, mouth-watering and moreish
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