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Offline Frozzie

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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2011, 11:36:15 am »
just found this on the followxing link that says you can add either butter or brown sugar in the final step off the heat to add extra or additional flavour

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/balsamic-vinegar-reduction.html

others say 1/4 cup sugar to 2 cups vinegar so guess its a to taste thing??? have to try it plain first to see in the thermomix

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« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2011, 12:36:46 pm »
JD my local Italian expresso bar/cafe make mushrooms on toast with this balsamic reduction on the side which is thick and delicious :) yum
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« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2011, 10:08:36 pm »
OK thanks for explaining it's uses, sounds very nice, it must be available to buy already reduced?
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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2011, 10:54:03 pm »
Yes I think you can buy it already reduced
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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2011, 11:37:48 pm »
Yes Judy you can buy it. Itís called balsamic glaze I think itís the same but I havenít tried it
Not sure I think its 200 mls for $7.00

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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2011, 11:51:53 pm »
i know you can buy it in oz as my brother told me about it when he came over for christmas two years ago. (he used it often and even uses it as an ingredient in marinades and sauces for bbqs (he mixes it with jam and hot sauce like tabascoj....most people i know in oz use it as a replacement for salad dressing jsut kind of drizzle it over but im sure there are several other uses..and they even have it here bottled although nobody knows much about it as there is only one kind that ive seen and it just has balsamic on the bottle so you wouldnt even know its a reduction until you bought it and saw it was thicker and sweeter than regular balsamic..anyway i think the commercial kind definately has sugar in it as its quite sweet and adds that extra flavour like the sweet soy does

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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2012, 10:27:00 am »
Just bumping this recipe for interested people ;D
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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2012, 12:15:11 pm »
Just noticed this one. I made Helene's. superkitchenmachine.com today for some swordfish. I had a cheap bottle of Coles Modena Balsamic and reduced it by the time the fish was ready.  I don't think it matters if it is the best or the cheapest. I have used both. Much cheaper than buying the crapola glaze .  I use it on a lot of things and it is great  on toasted ciabatta.  Lasts forever in the fridge. I double the recipe for that reason.

http://www.superkitchenmachine.com/2012/16145/thermomix-recipe-balsamic-vinegar-reduction.html

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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2012, 03:04:40 pm »
thanks gert, will give it a  ago in the  *: did u add sugar or honey
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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2012, 08:11:50 pm »
Honey honey.

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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2012, 08:54:26 pm »
you are my candy girl......................... ;D
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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2012, 09:01:40 pm »
Just looking at this...havent made this as had a bottle that lasted for ages (store bought) but this time once we move out i will be making alot of things myself..so east 😁
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« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2012, 10:58:23 pm »
you are my candy girl......................... ;D

Thank you sweet cheeks.
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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2012, 12:16:37 am »
I am going to make this for my Christmas Hampers (Helene's recipe) so just had a trial run with 1/2 bottle balsamic vinegar which filled a little anchovy jar.  My DD will love this.  I used honey, thyme, a teaspn garlic paste, small amount orange zest, splash of port and pepper.  I'll type out a list of uses for it and attach that to the jar - a great gift.  
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« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2012, 12:35:34 am »
Excellent Judy

Gert
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