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Methylcellulose

Methylcellulose is one of the most interesting ingredients. It has the unusual property of gelling as it is heated and melting as it cools. One of the most dramatic uses of this is "instant noodles" where the diner has a squeeze bottle full of liquid that is squeezed into a soup and instantly transforms into noodles. It has also been used to make "hot ice cream" that melts as it cools.

In addition, it is often employed as a binder in coatings, such as fried chicken batter, because it will solidify as soon as it hits the oil, creating a barrier that keeps the oil out and the juices in. Methylcellulose can also be used to stabilize foams and emulsions.

Methylcellulose is made from cellulose pulp, which is taken from plants' cell walls. There are about 20 kinds of methylcellulose and while similar, they all have different properties. Two of the more common ones are Methocel F50, which is commonly used to stabilize foams and Methocel A4C, which gels at a lower temperature and is good in batters and coatings.

You can discover more about methylcellulose from my how to use methylcellulose guide or any of the methylcellulose articles and recipes below.

Methylcellulose Recipes and Articles

Methocel A4C Instant Mushroom Noodles

These instant noodles make for an awesome presentation. They are created in the bowl of soup in front of the diner, or the diner can even make the noodles themselves. They are based off of Wylie Dufresne's instant tofu noodles.

Methocel A4C

Methocel A4C gels at a lower temperature and is good in batters and coatings.

Methylcellulose

Methylcellulose foam 2 Methylcellulose is one of the most interesting modernist ingredients. It has the unusual property of gelling when it is heated and melting as it cools. One of the most dramatic uses of this is "instant noodles" when the diner has a squeeze bottle full of liquid that when squeezed into a soup instantly turns into noodles. It has also been used to make "hot ice cream" that melts as it cools.

Cherry Whipped Methocel Foam Recipe

Cherry whipped methocel foam 2 Modernist foams come in many varieties. They can be made by blending, in a whipping siphon, or even using an aquarium bubbler. This recipe focuses on a different type: whipped foams, specifically whipped Methocel foams.

Methocel F50

Cherry whipped methocel foam 2 Methocel is a type of methylcellulose. Methylcellulose is made from cellulose pulp, which is taken from plants' cell walls. There are about 20 kinds of methylcellulose and while similar, they all have different properties. Methocel F50 is commonly used to stabilize foams, especially whipped foams.

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