Make Your Own Condiments – Part 2

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As promised, here is the recipe for another sauce you can easily make.  This is an excellent replica of the specialty product which is marketed as balsamic glaze, balsamic syrup or ‘aged’ balsamic.  I cannot take the credit for the recipe as it was posted by Mimi on Simple Savings.

Here is the recipe:


500ml balsamic vinegar
3/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup port

Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.  Simmer gently until required consistency is reached (approximately 30 minutes).  Watch carefully and stir regularly to ensure it does not catch or burn.

Cool and pour into small jars or bottles.  This makes an excellent gift and a list of uses could be attached.

Here are a couple of serving suggestions.

A small quantity in a tiny dish with good-quality olive oil makes a perfect dipping sauce.

Mix with orange juice for a marinade for chicken.

Drizzle over your favourite salad.

It is a great addition to the festive menu and I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.