Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Modified Food Starch- Tapioca Maltodextrin

Also refered to as N-Zorbit M Tapioca Maltodextrin is a modified food starch derived from tapioca starch. It plays a very pivotal role in the stabilization of aqueous mediums. Another interesting thing to consider when using tapioca maltodextrin is that when combined with high fat solutions (oils, butter, fat) it will transform the liquid fat into a free flowing powder. I have used tapioca maltodextrin to make a variety of powders from many different types of oils and fats. Some of my favorite oils to use in my recipes are nut oils. A basic recipe follows:

Nut Powder
30g nut oil
27g tapioca maltodextrin
5g 10x sugar
10g dextrose
tt salt
Whisk all ingredients together
Pass through a tamis
Reserve in a dry vessel

1 comment:

  1. spot on with this write-up, i like the way you discuss the things. i'm impressed, i must say. i'll probably be back again to read more. thanks for sharing this with us.

    Lee Shin