Puree Mold Heat and Serve

3 SIMPLE STEPS TO PERFECT PUREE

STEP 1 - PUREE  

Place cooked food in a food processor and puree until a smooth, thick, lump free consistency achieved. Add food thickener (e.g Thick & Easy, Modified food starch) to ensure food mold maintains its new form once removed from its mold and is reheated. Blend in thickener thoroughly until the mixture reaches a firm consistency, that will hold on an inverted spoon. 

STEP 2 - MOLD

Using a spatula evenly spread mixture into the appropriate mold, cover with mold lid and then place in freezer for a minimum of 2hrs. 

STEP 3 - HEAT AND SERVE

Reheating Methods Puree plastic food molds

Direct Plate Method

Once frozen take mold tray out of freezer. Turn mold tray over and apply gentle pressure to release frozen food from mold. Place frozen food from directly on to plate and allow to thaw in fridge. Prior to heating, cover plated food appropriately to prevent molded food from drying out e.g metal plate cover, insulated plate cover, heat proof polycarbonate lid. Reheat molded food on plate to desired temperature via :

  • microwave (low power setting)
  • combination oven 
  • normal convection oven
  • Burlodge style retherm system
  • bain marie under counter hot box

 

Retherm times for meals will vary depending on the type of heating method used, type of food and quantity of food placed on the plate.

Direct Silicone Mold Method

One of the added benefits of Puree Silicone Molds is that the molds and included lids can be used reheat the pureed food straight from the freezer without having to remove the food mold and place on a plate. The molds are microwave and oven safe to 465°F / 230°C. 


Puree Silicone Molds and LidBefore placing the texture modified food into silicone mold after pureeing, spray a light coat of cooking oil into mold cavities. This will prevent food from drying out prematurely during reheating and ensure the hot molded food is released more easily. Just prior to reheating remove silicone lid and also spray a light coat cooking oil on top of the silicone mold tray. This will ensure the top of the mold food doesn’t burn or dry out during the reheating process (convection oven). Place lid back on mold. Silicone molds containing food can be reheated via:

  • microwave (low power setting)
  • combination oven
  • normal convection oven


Retherm times when reheating foods in silicone molds will vary depending on the type of heating method used, type of food and moisture content.

WARNING – Handling hot silicone molds unprotected can cause burns. Use thick cotton gloves or similar protection when handling. Turn hot silicone mold upside down. Push hot molded food directly onto plate or on to nonstick cookie slider.