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Reducing balsamic vinegar

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Sunnidae | | Apr 9, 2008 12:32 PM

Hi all!

While reading through a previous post, I heard someone suggest pairing balsamic vinegar with strawberries in a dessert, but first reducing it with a pinch of black pepper and some sugar. I've tried it twice, and love the flavor combination! However, I can't seem to get it to "reduce" - it simmers along and mixes, but no matter how long I leave it on for (and this is on low heat) it never thickens at all. Am I expecting something unreasonable? Any tricks of the trade that I'm missing out on?

Thanks!

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