The world has evolved a lot during the past few years. This evolution has been taking place since the creation of planet earth and can be witnessed in every field of life. From the food and ways of cooking them to different sorts of dresses used by human beings has evolved. Evolution in the foods and their makings is probably the most iconic form of evolution in this world as from eating raw meat and vegetables to a perfect combination of different things along with spices to make new and new dishes every day.
However, some food items are very primitive and still used in the same conditions. Apple cider vinegar is an example of such food items. Many thousand years ago when Hippocrates, who was a Greek Physician, one of the greats at that time, and now considered as the father of modern medicines, had made apple cider vinegar for the first time for treating diseases, no one had even thought that this is going to revolutionize the food items.
The sauce is one of the most liked items made from apple cider. Apple cider sauce is quite easy to make and it takes only 30 to 35 minutes to cook it. You can either buy it from the market however, the most preferred method is to make it at home as it is less time taking and quite easy to make. Take broth, apple cider, onion, maple syrup, cider vinegar, and bay leaves in a deep pan and let it boil for a moment. Once it starts boiling, lower the heat and simmer it for at least 15 minutes.
Remove every piece of bay leaves and discard them as their taste has been added to the mixture. After that, melt butter in another pan and fry different spices including salt, pepper, etc. and then add the simmered mixture carefully in it and stir it well and simmer it for a few minutes so that its consistency increases. You can also add some corn flour to increase its consistency.
Following are some of the top uses of this flavourful sauce.
Use as Topping
The sweet taste of apple cider sauce becomes even greater when you add a little bit of caramel to it. This will enhance its taste and make it a perfect topping material. This topping is used in various sorts of sweet dishes. Pies and ice creams taste even greater with the topping of caramel mixed apple cider vinegar. Many other sweet items, mostly fried items can be eaten with this topping. You can also make different designs using it. Adding some natural food colours will give you colourful toppings with the same taste.
Use as Salad Dressing
You might wonder how sauce can be used as a salad dressing. But this is not a big deal as the sauce made out of apple cider is not that consistent as compared to many other sauces. If you don’t add some cream or cornflour, then it will be a perfect salad dressing. You can simply add some brown sugar to it while cooking it to give it some more sweet taste and then fill it in a bottle and use it on every sort of salad as a dressing.
If you are not in the mood of spending 30 minutes making the apple cider sauce, you can simply use the apple cider itself as a salad dressing. And to your surprise many people like the later version most.
Use as Barbeque Sauce
When it comes to barbeque sauce, some great options among sauces in Pakistan can strike your mind. However, you might not have yet tried the apple cider sauce in barbeques. You can use it as a marinade or as a dipping sauce at your barbeque party. You just have to add some soy sauce in it and it’s ready to use for a BBQ. If you want it gluten-free, then simply add tamari instead of soya sauce.
There you have it! This is the recipe to make apple cider sauce along with its top uses. So try to make it at your home and try to discover more uses of it.