Of course, fresh fruit is delicious on its own, but sometimes it needs to be dressed to go out into high society. This is a general method of mine, in which to add a little cleavage to the gown.
- Fresh fruit: blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, or black figs
- Honey or Agave
- Lime juice, or some type of citrus (tangerine, Meyer lemon, orange)
1. If you are using berries from the fridge, wash them in hot water for a few seconds. Black figs are best alone, don’t bother to peel them, just cut them in half or quarters. At any rate, be sure to wash the berries and pick out the moldy/undesirable ones.
2. Toss the berries in a bowl with a drizzle of honey/agave and the lime (or other citrus) juice.
What else goes with this?
This is what I make on lazy Sundays or at 5 pm on weekdays when I need a treat. I have this with toasted Madeline cookies and a cup of rooibos tea. If I only have strawberries, I slice them (honey is optional) and serve ’em alongside eggs scrambled in butter and (of course) with French baguette! In a more conventional house, vanilla ice cream and white cake are sure to be hit with Nassy Dressed Fruit.