What is xanthan gum? About the ingredient xanthan gum. Including 21 recipes with xanthan gum, and where to find it.
Xanthan Gum is a plant-based stablising and thickening agent.
Xanthan gum is a powerful emulsifier that can encourage liquids that don't naturally mix together to combine. It is also a powerful thickener that helps increase the viscosity (thickness) of batters and liquids that it is added to as well as increasing creaminess.
It's it especially useful making gluten-free flours as Xanthan gum acts similarly to gluten. The Xanthan gum replaces the wheat-based gluten which enables the gluten-free flours to become elastic and allow baked goods like cookies and muffins to hold together and when making gluten-free bread helds retain gas bubbles that give bread its fluffy texture.
Xanthan gum is usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
|British (UK) term:||Xanthan gum|
|en français:||la gomme de xanthane|
|en español:||goma de xantano|
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