Agar is produced from two species of red seaweed, Gracilaria and Gelidium. Agar reduces sugar crystallization in icings, forms bakery and confection gels, serves as a culture medium, and stabilizes bakery fillings. Looking for an alternative to agar in icings and glazes?
- The strongest of the hydrocolloid gelling agents and is useful when firm gels are desired
- Stabilizes sugar in icings, fillings, and meringues
- Suspends particulates
- Useful for melt point management
- Creates gels that set upon cooling to 90°-103°F and remelt when heated above 185°.
|Watch the Ice Cream University Team on WBAL|
Kim Dacey from WBAL visited the Texture Innovation Center in White Marsh to talk with the winning team from this year's Ice Cream University course. Watch the story that aired on Monday evening (4/6/15).