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Eat this! Glucose, an essential sugar

LM's milk chocolate soup.

LM's milk chocolate soup.

What it is: A type of sugar, also called dextrose and grape sugar, glucose is a source of carbohydrates that helps to provide energy to the human body.

Glucose is less sweet than the other common cooking sugars, sucrose and fructose, and less soluble in water. It produces a thinner solution.

Justin Perdue

Justin Perdue

Where it comes from:Commonly derived from corn or rice, glucose also occurs naturally in many fruits and honey.

What to do with it: Glucose is used in dessert and candy making, where it it prevents crystallization and gives a smoother product than granulated sugar. At LM Restaurant in Lincoln Square, Chef Justin Perdue uses it in his creamy milk chocolate soup, a dessert he enhances with different garnishes, such as banana mousse or vanilla creme and strawberry puree.

LM’s milk chocolate soup
Chef Justin Perdue

5 cups cream
3/4 cup milk
3.5 ounces glucose
14 ounces milk chocolate, chopped

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over low heat. Stir until all is melted and smooth.

Let cool. Garnish as desired. 6 servings.

 
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