xanthan

Discussion in 'Professional Pastry Chefs' started by kiwigirl, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. kiwigirl

    kiwigirl

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    hello can anyone tell me if xanthan has to be cooked, or can i use it in uncooked things.
     
  2. lotuscakestudio

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    I would imagine you can use it in uncooked things b/c I see it listed a an ingredient in a lot of salad dressings.
     
  3. kiwigirl

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    thanks for that
     
  4. cookieguy

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    Please see "xanthan gum" under "Pastries - Baking General."
     
  5. sickmick

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    Xanthan can indeed be used uncooked.  For example,  I thickened watercress pesto with a bit of xanthan gum powder in the vitamix today.  It is just thick enough to paste a scallop seared with fennel pollen on a crostini.  It will be finished with a grapefruit glaze. There are exact measurements for use on Modernist cooking.  I free handed it in the blender until I was satisfied with its consistency however.
     
  6. someday

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    That's one of its main purposes--to thicken liquids and sauces without the need to heat or cook. Makes it easier to preserve the fresh quality of liquids. 
     
  7. luc_h

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