Recipe: Balsamic Glaze, Vegan, Allergen-free

Balsamic Glaze is a balsamic syrup created by reducing balsamic vinegar and adding a little sugar until it’s gets syrupy and incredible.

You can buy a premade glaze in a grocery store but you can just as easily (and way more economically) make it yourself at home with two ingredients that you control. 

The final product has some natural balsamic vinegar sweetness, some bright tart balsamic vinegary oomph; it’s a little syrupy but not overly viscous and it adds a touch of elegance and surprise to any dish.

Glaze cooling and looking very reflective!

I used Sugar in the Raw, which is Turbinado sugar, a type of brown sugar. 

I used Fairway Market Modena balsamic i.e. not expensive at all. Here's what the bottle looks like.

Here's how to pick out a bottle of balsamic vinegar from Serious Eats.

I played around with a few different ratios of sugar to balsamic vinegar; so far this one has worked the best. 

Scale up if you want more quantities to use on meats or larger dishes.

Balsamic Glaze, Vegan, Allergen-free

1/2 cup Modena balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar

Mix the sugar and vinegar in a non-reactive saucepan. Bring to a boil then simmer the mixture for about 10-13 minutes or until barely coats spoon. Let the mixture cool, then transfer to non- reactive container. Keep in the fridge.

Drizzle over ice cream, strawberries, cheese, salad, meal to finish a dish, the options are endless. 

But, I say: start, like I did, with roasted strawberries, homemade vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of the good stuff. And share with a loved one!

Valentine's Day 2018


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