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Offline Cuilidh

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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #45 on: November 20, 2012, 07:14:10 am »
I made Helen's version - just straight with no additions (except for maple syrup).  Do you think putting in the additional ingredients makes much of a difference?
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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #46 on: November 20, 2012, 08:52:17 am »
I have no idea Marina.  Someone would have to make both types to be able to compare and as I have never tasted it before, I have nothing to go by.
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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #47 on: November 20, 2012, 09:49:12 am »
it will differ Marina..probably make just a straight up version first, and see what you think.
I made some today, added raw sugar and 1 fat garlic clove.  Was nice, and drizzled it over our steaks with Brie



I think rosemary and garlic is a nice combo too.
I was tempted to pour double the quantity, but glad I didn't, as it really does bubble up whilst cooking......so double quantity could = a big mess!  :P
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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #48 on: November 20, 2012, 07:35:49 pm »
I tried Helene's peanut butter with onions and balsamic suggestion out on DH last night - not a success!  More experiments to come in the next wee while!
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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #49 on: November 20, 2012, 07:51:58 pm »
my reduction that i made is perfect for me very thick and sticky
i don't need a recipe i'm italian

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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #50 on: November 20, 2012, 07:58:22 pm »
My reduction also turned out well.  Although I think I caught it just before it went to the next stage - either caramelisation or burning, not sure which, but it is delicious.
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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #51 on: December 28, 2012, 12:22:28 pm »
I made helenes balsamic reduction on her blog "super kitchen machine" for the rare few who are unaware.. Lovely and dad loved that it had honey in it instead of sugar and whatever else and so much cheaper than his $20 plus bottle lol. I think next time i would add a little more honey as for the ingredients i used ie the brand of balsamic and type of honey it needed a bit more but loved it!
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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #52 on: December 28, 2012, 08:08:29 pm »
I used this with a small duck I cooked the other day. Perfect.

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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #53 on: March 01, 2013, 06:42:05 am »
I've got a batch of Helene's recipe cooking now. I used a home brand vinegar like Unis suggestion and thought that I might as well use the whole 500mls. Guess what? The bottle actually contains 560ml. I thought Thermie must be wrong, so I poured it out and weighed it on a set of scales. Still 560mls. What a bargain.

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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #54 on: March 01, 2013, 08:06:00 am »
What a lovely change.
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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #55 on: April 17, 2013, 05:38:40 am »
Bargain, sure that doesn't happen often
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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #56 on: February 01, 2016, 01:52:19 am »
Made Helene's recipe this morning using the amount stated in the recipe (250g balsamic).  It's to use as a salad drizzle in a recipe I'm making for myself tomorrow so the small amount this makes is enough for a few goes.  So quick and easy to make anyway I think I would stick to this amount in the future too.

I added honey, 2 cloves garlic - halved, sprig fresh rosemary cut in half, grind pepper and some fine orange zest.  It cooked down perfectly in the 15 mins, didn't need any more and passed the spatula test  ;D

Took a photo for my own records, but thought it silly to post a little pot of black sauce  ;D

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Re: balsamic reduction
« Reply #56 on: February 01, 2016, 01:52:19 am »