Methocel foam miragnue

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I have tried this recipe-- http://www.modernistcookingmadeeasy.com/info/modernist-recipes/more/cherry-whipped-methocel-foam-recipe

... as well as the one in your book with the pineapple juice to make a foam mirangue THREE times and each time the piped foam mound collapses and even sticks to the silicone mat! Any idea why this is happening? I have even tried the beetroot recipe found on another site with the same result. Help please!


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Hi AJoyp, I'm sorry to hear the recipe isn't working for you. Once you pipe out the foam, what do you do before it collapses? Is it just sitting for a long time or is something else going on? Let me know and I'll see if I can help get to the bottom of it.

Thanks

Jason
Modernist Cooking Made Easy
Dear AJoyp,

I think that your problem is pineapple. Pineapple has a enzyme called bromelain which breaks down proteins. which is why you also have difficulty in make pineapple jelly because the bromelain breaks they gelatin down.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bromelain

hestons solution is to mildly heat the pineapple juice with a small amount of chilli . if you do a YouTube for Heston and pineapple jelly you should find it good luck


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