Walnut, Pear and Blue Cheese Dressing - Food Technologists

Walnut, Pear and Blue Cheese Dressing - Food Technologists

Applications: Dairy, Sauce and Spread thickeners

Formula Courtesy of the California Walnut Board

Ingredients

  • Water - 26.00%
  • Canola oil - 26.00%
  • Walnut meal - 16.00%
  • Pear juice concentrate - 15.00%
  • Blue cheese chunks - 7.00%
  • Egg yolk, 10% Salted - 3.00%
  • Vinegar, 120 grain - 3.00%
  • Lemon juice concentrate - 1.00%
  • Salt - 1.00%
  • Sugar - 0.38%
  • Mustard flour - 0.36%
  • Modified starch - 0.27%
  • Onion powder - 0.25%
  • Lactic Acid - 0.22%
  • Worcestershire sauce concentrate - 0.19%
  • Xanthan gum - 0.17%
  • Citric Acid - 0.12%
  • Sodium benzoate - 0.05%
  • Potassium sorbate - 0.05%
  • Soy lecithin - 0.04%
  • EDTA - 0.003%

Directions

Procedure:

  1. Add water, preservatives (sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate), soy lecithin, EDTA, and egg yolk to high sheer mixer* and blend until dissolved.
  2. Add all other ingredients (walnut meal, pear juice, mustard flour etc.) except canola oil and blue cheese chunks to the tank while mixing on high sheer.
  3. Blend starch and xanthan gum in portion of oil and mix thoroughly. Add this mixture to the tank while mixing.
  4. While high sheer mixer is on high, slowly incorporate the oil into the batch, allowing for the emulsion to form as the water blends with the oil.
  5. Once emulsified, reduce the speed on the mixer to low and gently fold in the blue cheese chunks. Allow to continue mixing until pieces are mixed throughout and then turn off mixer.
  6. *If high sheer mixer is unavailable, product can be run through a colloid mill without the blue cheese chunks and walnut meal. Add these components at the end.
  7. Refrigerated shelf life is 6 months