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Definition: Emulsify means combining two liquids together which normally don't mix easily. The ingredients are usually oil or a fat like olive oil or egg yolks, and another liquid like water or broth. Acidic liquids like lemon juice help the process by changing the pH of the mixture. The liquids are combined very slowly, usually drop by drop, while beating vigorously, which suspends drops of liquid throughout each other. Bearnaise, hollandaise, and mayonnaise are examples of emulsified foods.

Pronunciation: ee MULL sih fi • (verb)

Also Known As: blend

Examples: To make a bearnaise sauce, egg yolks and water must be emulsified so the mixture is creamy, thick and smooth.

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