waffles, pancakes, etc. All very successful, no weird ingredients such as zantham (sp.?) gum. I was wondering why most recipes include zantham gum in cakes and cupcakes?
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Zantham gum thickens batters and give better rise.
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It also stabilizes emulsions and helps little particles (like ground spices) stay in suspension.
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Xanthan gum typically used in recipes that need the properties of gluten for structure/texture. For instance, it's in Stella Parks' gluten-free pie dough recipe. The xanthan gum adds strength and plasticity, which would be provided by gluten in a typical recipe.
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