Thursday, November 13, 2008

Neutral Caramel Mosaic

The neutral caramel was one of the first recipes I tried out of El Bulli. As with all of the other recipes, it is impossible to do unless you have the right equipment ( In this case a spice grinder). This neutral caramel is made by cooking isomalt, glucose, rice wine vinegar and fondant to the hard crack stage. After the sugar is cool I put it in a spice grinder and made a fine dust. I then put the mixture through a fine sieve onto the transfer sheet. We then took a torch and very carefully melted the sugar onto the sheet. After the sheet is cool the sugar will peel right off with the pattern of the transfer sheet. It then can be melted onto any food as a garnish

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