Dissolving gelee

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  1. chefinator

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    Is it possible to make a gelee that will dissolve in a hot liquid like soup or sauce. I know agar agar needs minimum of 90 C to dissolve which wouldn't work seeing as that would be way to hot to serve.
     
  2. cheflayne

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    It is definitley possible because if you think about it loosely, demi glace is basically a gelee. What type of gelee and for what purpose?
     
  3. berndy

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    A glace de viande would do it/img/vbsmilies/smilies/laser.gif
     
  4. chefinator

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    A solid piece of jellie. Exactly what agar agar does but that an be dissolved in a hot liquid. Not a glaze or thick liquid.
    I want to make a lime jellie, cutting into small cubes so when I pour the broth into the soup the cubes will eventually dissolve.
    I use agar agar a lot but I know it needs alomost boiling liquid to dissolve. I could try seeing if the smaller pieces would dissolve at a lower temp.
     
  5. cheflayne

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    Why not use gelatin?
     
  6. chefinator

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    Doesn't it have the same melting point? Never used gelatin since I've always had agar agar at hand. Just might work. I'll have to try it
     
  7. cheflayne

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    About 95F for gelatin as opposed to 185F agar agar.
     
  8. chefinator

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    That is awesome, thank you so much!