I have tried to make a balsamic reduction.
I read dozens of online recipes about it and even watched several online videos.
I poured the balsamic vinegar into a saucepan. Brought it to a boil (while whisking constantly).
Then I reduced the heat and continued to whisk. This whole process was likely 30-35 minutes.
In the end I wound up with hardly anything left in my saucepan (so it did reduce) but the consistency was just as fluid as when I started. It did not thicken and it did not get syrupy.
I even let it sit for hours at room temp and there was no thickening. What am I doing wrong here!? This shouldn't be so difficult!?
Am I supposed to add a thickening agent? If so what?
Is there a particular brand of balsamic vinegar I need to buy? If so what?
ARGH! Please help!