I discovered this fantastic glaze, sauce, syrup or reduction… whatever you call it in Italy. The B & B host in Tuscany served balsamic glaze and olive oil with bread, it was unbelievable! Trust me, I’m definitely not a bread person and hardly eat any toast for breakfast, but I eat lot’s bread when I have this glaze. You can also add it to salad or even serve it on strawberries and ice-creams! You can buy it from supermarket, but it’s one of those things you can save heaps of money by making it at home.
500ml balsamic vinegar
300g white sugar
1/2 tbsp golden syrup
Place the balsamic vinegar and sugar in a medium size saucepan. Heat on low, stir with a whisk to dissolve the sugar. Simmer until the liquid reduced by half and it reaches 110-112 degrees (syrup stage). Stir occasionally. It normally takes about 20-30 minutes. Add 1/2 tbsp golden syrup to thicken at the end for best result.