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From My Recipes Stash: Recipe Creation - Stephanie Hernandez-Carson_beyondthelookingglass_www.beyondthelookingglass.net_04.20.21Strawbery

Mint Chocolate Balsamic Venegar Reduction Sauce ( Happy 4/20)


Ingredients:

4 cups fresh strawberries

1 cup fresh mint leaves1 cup chocolate sauce (like the kind you use for making choc milk)

1 cup +5 TBSPs very good balsamic vinegar

5 cups cane sugar

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

2 TBSP powdered pectin


Cooking Utensils Needed:

(1) 8qt stock pot with lid

(1) Stir whisk

(1) masher

(1) portable emulsifier


Prep & Cooking Instructions

1.Wash and cut tops of strawberries

2. Wash and pat dry fresh leaves

3. Take cut strawberries and diced mint - add to stock pot, add 4oz of bottled water and simmer 15 min or until strawberries are soft enough to mash

4. Add sugar (1-Cup at a time) until slowly dissolved and incorporated into mixture

5. Mash up strawberries and continue to stir on low heat, and slowly add water as needed

6. Add in fresh lemon juice, and stir continuously on low heat (so it doesn't burn and stick to the bottom of pan)

7Add in chocolate sauce, and stir

8. Increase heat to medium and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes with continuous stirring (don't want it burning or sticking to the bottom of the pan)

9. Incorporate powdered pectin while stirring, until mixture starts to thicken up

10. Add in remaining (5) TBSPs of balsamic vinegar (to taste) - use electric/portable emulsifier and blend in pot until mixture is a smooth consistency in texture

11. Remove from heat, and let cool and cover with lid stir occasionally for feel of desired thickness consistency

- ADDITIONAL & Optional - you can add in more balsamic vinegar and/or choc sauce

(1-TBSP at a time- to your desired taste buds)

12. Bottling and Storage Instructions - Bottle & Store in fridge

- Remember Once made, Balsamic Reduction will last for approx. least 3 months as long as you have it properly sealed in an air tight container and store it in the refrigerator

13. Add your Mint/Strawberry/Choc Balsamic Reduction to salads, ice cream toppings, incorporate into your favorite foods and dishes

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