Acetate sheets are commonly used to create films and thin gels, as well to line pans. They are very useful if you are planning on making films, otherwise they are not needed.
For example, you can create a flavored glass by taking a flavored liquid and blend it with the appropriate modernist ingredient. Then take a large spoonful of the liquid and
pour it onto an acetate sheet, evenly coating it. Leave the sheet out to dry at room
temperature for several hours, or preferably overnight. Once it has dried you can take
pieces of the "glass" and use them as garnishes on dishes.
Where To Buy a
You can purchase the sheets one at a time at The Baker's Kitchen
. If you need larger quantities you can get Kopykake Acetate Sheets - 10 pcs
or Clear Acetate Sheets 16"X24" 100 sheets per pack
This article is by me, Jason Logsdon. I'm an adventurous home cook and professional blogger who loves to try new things, especially when it comes to cooking. I've explored everything from sous vide and whipping siphons to pressure cookers and blow torches; created foams, gels and spheres; made barrel aged cocktails and brewed beer. I have also written 10 cookbooks on modernist cooking and sous vide and I run the AmazingFoodMadeEasy.com website.
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