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Offline fundj&e

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balsamic reduction
« on: December 21, 2010, 05:21:34 am »
Any tips on reducing balsamic vinegar?

Thanks in advance
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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2010, 05:34:04 am »
Wow amazing how things just pop up  ;D I am in the process of trying a reduction recipe :) after talking to a chef at a local cafe a couple of weeks ago. I wish I had more time !!!
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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2010, 05:40:43 am »
 I always do mine on the stove , I have never timed it.  good luck

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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2010, 10:08:33 am »
What quantities do you use fundj? I have never made it before
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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2010, 11:21:22 am »
not sure i just buy what ever is on special (sale) i keep checking it, I know its more than 45 mins on low heat
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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2010, 05:38:40 am »
Wow it did take awhile too reduce, all up about 90 mins

I stared on 50 deg on speed 1 10 min then checked, lost count how many times I did that step

Ended on 100 deg for 10 min on speed 4, I spoke to my son and he said to start on a high heat and end on low heat, I will try heís method next time.

The Next batch I will do on 100 deg for 30mins on speed 4

250mls bottle made 70mls
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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2010, 12:35:22 pm »
Do you add sugar to it?
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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2010, 01:58:31 pm »
We add brown sugar at work not sure of amounts but....will pay more attention next time..just pour now.
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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2010, 07:25:39 pm »
I have never added sugar to mine, I think that would cut down on the time its takes to reduce

some recipes i have read add dried figs,i will give that a go.


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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2011, 10:10:37 am »
i have tried again, it took 75min the 1st 30mins on 100 speed 4
the rest of the time on 80 speed 3

from 500lms  i got just under 200mls i normally would get less than that amount
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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2011, 10:27:02 am »
Would you mind telling us what you use the reduction for fundj.
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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2011, 10:40:19 am »
Salads jd, I really do not like any other type of vinegar, its really nice over fresh strawberries and icing sugar

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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2011, 11:00:02 am »
Judy if itís done correct you only need a few drops, itís a sweet and rich flavor. I have no trouble do it on the stove top. I do 5 liters for my sonís restaurant which really ends up only 1 ltr \

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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2011, 11:20:16 am »
Can you achieve a good result with a cheap balsamic vinegar,fundj?
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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2011, 11:26:09 am »
Yes you can. What ever is on special or home brand will do. i am not 100% happy with the results i am getting with the TM about 90% happy  :-\
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