I have covered this nifty trick for improving your berries – or, most any fruit, really – in other posts, which makes it a Parfait! (repeat) post.
But! It would seem that I haven’t spotlighted just the method of macerating fruit in sugar and a bit of liquid – my faves are Cointreau or Limoncello, but go for plain orange juice if you’d rather skip the alcohol.
It is simple, takes next to no time, and really does make your fruit taste better.
•Berries (your choice) washed and prepped
•1 tbsp sugar
•1 tbsp Cointreau or Limoncello
Place your berries of choice in a large bowl and sprinkle with the sugar.
Drizzle the Cointreau (or Limoncello or orange juice) over the fruit and stir gently to mix well.
Set aside to sit for ten minutes or so.
When you come back, you will notice that there seems to be a bit more liquid in the bowl than you can justify from just that one tablespoon of whatever you might have added – this is what makes your berries, well, better!
That bit of sugar and liquor (or juice) combine to add a subtle bit of extra sweetness which is great with the fruit on its own, topped with Lemon Curd and Yogurt Sauce, or, as is shown above, spooned over a Tres Leches Cake (recipe to come).