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WTF Battle of the Glycerides: Glycerol Monostearate vs Mono & Diglyceride Flakes
Glycerides are a common ingredient added to baked goods to improve texture, crumb, volume and shelf life. However, a recipe that refers to glycerol monostearate, glycerides, or a similar name may actually be talking about similar but functionally very different products. Adding the wrong one to your recipe may inadvertently lead to a kitchen disaster! Avoid catastrophe, watch this episode as Scott and Janie review the key differences between glycerol monostearate and mono & diglyceride flakes, when to use each item, and share our mouthwatering recipes for coffee cake and pannetone… on this week’s WTF.
Mono and Diglyceride Flakes
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December 15, 2020 12:20 pm
I wonder if either of GMS or Mono & Diglyceride may cause allelic reactions. For some reason, I cannot digest well store bought baking goodies. Please advise.
December 15, 2020 1:44 pm
There are no major allergens in either product. That said, people are sensitive to all sorts of things. Not all store bought items contain these two products.
December 15, 2020 8:11 pm
Great information, thanks. The question, I make my traditional Australian fruit cake and the butter always bleeds out, I start with cream butter and sugar,; so is it the Mono Dig Flakes that I would use? My stollen is different, melt the butter in warm milk, add yeast, and then add to flour, would the Gly. Monostearate used for this application
December 30, 2020 10:47 am
I would suggest using Mono & diglycerides flakes for the creaming method in the fruit cake. As for the stollen the GMS should work better but with such a unique method it might be a good idea to make two separate tests with both ingredients.