In a past post I tried to create an “air” with only half-hearted success. Sure, it was technically foam but it didn’t live up to the hype in my head, and I realised that the big problem was that I made it with a blender. It’s a KitchenAid blender and is quite amazing, but somehow I couldn’t make it do what I wanted, namely – go upside down and froth till the cows came home.
Enter Uber cheep stick blender from Clicks. Foamy goodness abounds. Just goes to show you always need the right tools for the job.
A second problem I had previously wasn’t in the making of the foam but rather the pretentiousness that went with it. I could imagine one of my friends coming to visit and this is what the conversation would be like:
Friend: “So what you making?”
Friend: “Cool. What for, is there a fire or something?”
Me: “It’s to put on food, kinda like a sauce.”
Friend: “Oh, cool. So why don’t you just make a sauce, I saw some sweet chilli in the fridge if you want it?”
Me: “No, thanks though. It’s meant to be a foam that tastes like stuff.”
Friend: “Oh ok. So it’s a sauce that taste like other stuff without being that other stuff?”
Friend: “Sounds a bit hoity toity to me hey. Hey do you have any leftover pizza?”
So how do you unpretentiousnessness something? By using it on the food of the people – Hot dogs!
Tablespoon Rice vinegar
4 Tablespoons water (just to add more liquid)
1 Gram of Soy Lecithin (add more if you want a thicker foam/mousse)
Mix them with an immersion blender until you have foam. You can either keep blending or scoop off the foam as it rises.
This sounds obvious but wear eye protection… It didn’t sound that obvious to me. Just saying.