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Discussion in 'Recipes' started by Malywe, Aug 19, 2019.
i need advice on proper making of balsamic pearls, shelf life and storage. Please
It cannot be stored.
Tried the spherification thing.
Bought a bunch of toys/ingredients.
It's kinda cool..once, or perhaps twice.
Gets ho-hum very quickly.
Have to be careful with the gelling agent for acidic ingredients.
it could actually be stored if you use agar or gelatin and the cold oil method. this will net you a solid pearl however. depends on what you are looking to accomplish.
I've stored Agar pearls a week in advance, covered and refrigerated, no problem. I can imagine the ones that get dropped in a calcium bath would be more of a hassle, and have a shorter shelf life. The ratio i use is about 3 grams agar per 1 cup of liquid. I've had better results adding a bit more agar to more acidic liquids. If you're making a lot, I would also recommend filling 2 (or 3) tall containers with oil and refrigerating for no less than an hour. The colder the better. I swap between the 2 containers, keeping one in the freezer, and working with the other one. This way the liquid doesn't have a chance to heat the oil to a point where it won't cool the liquid on the way down.