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elastic, gluey pudding

I just made a blancmange, and I'm not sure whether it was the skim milk or too much cornstarch, but now it's cooled to an unappetizing gluey, elastic texture. Is there a way to save this-heating and thinning with some heavy cream or more skim, or is this a lost cause?

asked by brooklynite over 4 years ago
3 answers 1430 views
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Monita is a Recipe Tester for Food52

added over 4 years ago

The blanc mange I'm familiar with chills in the fridge for an hour to firm up. Perhaps that's what you need to do

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added over 4 years ago

It isn't that the pudding is loose, but its very odd texture; it wants to be one mass. When I lifted a spoonful several inches above the bowl, the pudding was stretched between the mass in the bowl and the spoon. Thanks for your suggestion-I'll try it, but I suspect that the pudding is beyond repair!

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Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 4 years ago

It may have suffered from the skim milk. Whole milk's higher fat ratio creates a smoother effect. Too, as soon as it comes off the heat, it should be poured into ramekins, or whatever serving vessels you want to use. That way it can set up in the refrigerator in a way that it is ready to finish off and serve, so that you avoid trying to portion something gluey. Persevere!

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