Monday, March 2, 2009

BALSAMIC CREAM

The new home-cooking (chef cooks have been using it since long) 'trend' right now is "Balsamic Cream". Most big Swiss supermarkets (Migros, Coop, Manor or Globus) and speciality stores carry that Italian delicacy. You can find either the white or dark versions which come in a wide variety of flavors (lemon, fig, raspberry, etc...). And, although, I know basamic vinegar since long, I have been buying that "Cream of Balsamic Vinegar" only since a short while...

Made from Balsamic Vinegar, "Balsamic Cream" is obtained by combining together concentrated grape must and aged balsamic vinegar. It is a rich creamy reduction which lends itself to numerous culinary uses, thus making it very appealing.

This and fruity gourmet sauce is fantastic when used for basting and marinading meat or fish, flavoring dishes, seasoning salads or vegetables and decorating pla
tes. It is even spectacular when drizzled over cheese (parmesan, cream cheese, ricotta, etc...) and desserts such as ice cream, cakes, tarts or fresh fruits.

It's perfect balance of sweet as well as tart flavors and perfect density make it an ideal ally in the kitchen. With "Balsamic Cream", you'll feel like a chef and will help you let your creativity loose!

61 comments:

  1. Ta dernière photo me plaît beaucoup.

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  2. Wow, I have never heard of Balsamic Cream, but I am looking online now to buy some!

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  3. That sounds interesting :-)

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  4. Je ne connaissais pas la crème balsamique, merci Rosa de me la faire découvrir ! Cette crème se trouve-t-elle facilement dans les commerces français ? Pour ma part, je n'en ai encore jamais vu. Mais peut-être n'étais-je pas assez attentive !

    Bises,

    Miette

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  5. c'est vraiment très intéressant, je savais que les grands chefs l'utilisaient mais je n'en ai jamais vu au supermarché, faut que je regarde... bisous

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  6. Voilà un produit intéressant, merci de nous le faire découvrir
    Peut être vais je en trouver ici, si proche de l'Italie
    bonne semaine à toi

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  7. Ciao ! You know, I've seen it many times but always resisted next time I won't !!

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  8. We can but this at the special & more expensive foodie stores! MMMM...

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  9. Ah je n'ai pas vu ça part ici ...biz

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  10. Je connais pas mais je pense que cela doit faire de belle déco dans une assiette...
    Merci de partager avec nous...
    Bonne semaine!

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  11. This sounds really interesting. I've never heard of this before, I will try to look out for this. Thanks for the info!

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  12. Je l'utilise depuis plusieurs mois déjà. C'est vraiment un produit très pratique.
    Bien à toi
    verO

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  13. Here in Canada, this concoction is sold under a number of names: Vincotta (for the really good stuff), Blaze (a contraction of 'balsamic' and 'glaze') and balsamic glaze. I haven't seen it called balsamic cream here that I've noted.

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  14. Thank you so much for the information on balsamic cream. Beautiful photography!

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  15. We have something similar here that they call balsamic glaze!

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  16. A great idea for finishing off a dish!

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  17. Next time we are in Vancouver (coming up a week from now) I'll have to look for some of this.

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  18. j'adore la crème de balsamique j'en mettrais partout

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  19. Balsamic is a must in my kitchen, I love it very very much, but never seen this in my grocery store (maybe I missed it) it is certainly very useful to have. I'll look harder, and thank you for the info Rosa.
    Cheers,
    Elra

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  20. j'ai jamais utilisé

    merci

    bises

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  21. Never tried this before, looks awesome!

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  22. Mmmm, I adore this stuff. I recently had a dish of pumpkin gnoochi covered with balsamic cream, Parmesan, and a heady dash of rocket, so good! Also, if I am remembering my Mario Batali right, it is sold in the US as "saba", or maybe that is a related but different thing. I believe it is the same.

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  23. WOW Rosa - I have never heard of Balsamic Cream sounds like I need to buy some!

    My apologies for not calling by sooner due to illness.

    Rosie x

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  24. Hi Rosa, long time :)
    This ingredient sounds cool but your picture with the wiggly lines reminded me that this could be used as a decoration for appropriate cakes :)

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  25. J'adore ça, mais comme Natalia, j'ai toujours résisté...

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  26. Thanks for this! I was *just* wondering what balsamic cream was, having seen it on a recent blog post somewhere - thanks for the info!

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  27. There are sooo many things this would go well with. Oh it's overwhelming...

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  28. Merci de me faire connaitre ce produit, je ne connaissais pas.

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  29. I am intrigued! I have never heard of this!

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  30. Interesting to learn about this balsamic cream especially because I'm not familiar with it.

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  31. J'ai acheté un flacon l'année dernière mais je n'ai jamais su quoi en faire... ton idée de l'utiliser avec du fromage me plaît beaucoup par contre... à tester donc.

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  32. Fantastica crema densa, un mede in Italy eccezionale!!!
    Buona giornata

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  33. la dernière photo est vraiment belle! si seulement je savais en faire d'aussi jolies :)

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  34. J'en ai acheté en Allemagne , ça ne coute pas chere du tout mais je ne l'ai pas encore utilisé !

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  35. Jolies photos, Rosa. Je suis contente de savoir qu'un tel produit existe. J'ouvrirai l'oeil.

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  36. Balsamic sauce is popular here ,tastes delicious in salads and on meat,its creamier version sounds even flavorful:)

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  37. It reminds me of balsamic glaze. But I haven't seen it here with all the flavors! Looks great!

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  38. Wow, I've never heard of this but now I'm craving it ;-)

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  39. I would love to have access to some of that Blasamic cream. What a great idea. What a fantastic idea to turn it into a delicious dessert treat as well>

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  40. on ne trouve pas ce produit partout malheureusement
    bonne soirée

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  41. Your pictures are amazing, make me want to try it!

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  42. Oooh, I can be like a fancy four-star chef with a bottle of this stuff to squiggle artistically on my plates. ;)

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  43. Rosa, that title alone got my attention, but the pictures kept me riveted.

    I've never heard of Balsamic Cream, but if plain Balsamic makes me happy, I'll be ecstatic when I get my hands on this product.

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  44. I've never heard of this, it sounds amazing!

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  45. Mmmm, I have to visit Geneva again, soon.

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  46. Neat, Rosa!

    I always love your creations!

    Blessings,
    Lacy

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  47. What a beautiful and interesting recipe. I love it!

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  48. Je ne pense pas en touver dans le coin. Je suis obligée de le réduire.

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  49. J'adore la crème de balsamique pour la déco de l'assiette et pour son goût aussi :o)
    Je l'utilise depuis 1 an à peu près.

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  50. j'en ai aussi a la maison j'adore !! bise sandra

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  51. Thanks Rosa, I have to check this out in the supermarket! I love balsamic vinegar but not aware of the cream one.

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  52. I have ssen this around and have never purchased it. Now I'm intriqued.

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  53. I have not seen these but they sound good. I normally just reduce some balsamic vinegar in a pan. It is a bit temperamental though. If you reduce it too much it with harden after cooling. I will have to look for some.

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  54. I bought some and hadn't dared try it yet ... I will now that I know a bit more about it! Thank you!

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  55. I have never seen this product before in the USA. It sounds lovely! I wonder if I can make this?

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  56. I LOVE balsamic cream. I used it when I lived in Germany when I made mozzerella caprese. I was wondering where I could get some in the US.

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  57. KATHERINE: Thanks for passing by! I guess you could get it from any gourmet market or online shop. Here's an address:
    http://www.earthy.com/Crema_di_Balsamico_Balsamic_Cream_-_500_mlA_NAMEBalsamic_P125.cfm

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  58. Have just brought back 2 bottles from Spain. It is lovely - adds a whole new dimension to a goats cheese salad with balsamic cream drizzled accross the top of the meal. Has a lovely sweetness about it - probably due to the grape must that is mixed in it.

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  59. BILL: Thanks for passing by and for the comment! I love balsamic cream. It is so delicious over salads. Cheers.

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