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Unformatted text preview: hold for service. Notes CULINARY ...Continued Page 2 of 2 Chicken Consomme Notes Just before the boiling point is reached the stirring is stopped. The raft is allowed to form and cannot be broken by stirring or boiling. You stir the consomme at the start to keep it from burning on the bottom of the pot. Cut the vegetables into julienne to help give structure to the raft. Sometimes the eggs are not fresh and the albumin can be stubborn about not coagulating and may need a little help from the acid of the tomatoes. As soon as the consomme begins to simmer the clarification is complete. At least at this point you can tell whether you have botched th process. After the raft formation there must be a healthy simmer, always an upward movement to bring the impurities to the top to be filtered through the raft....
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