I am having some issues melting Olivem 1000 and hoping someone can help shed some light on what else I can try.
Below is a photo of what I mean by not melting. I have tiered back my recipe completely and all I am trying to do now is successfully melt Olivem 1000 in sunflower oil. I have tried 3-6% Olivem 1000 to 25% sunflower oil at multiple water bath temperatures (70-85C) and durations (20m-60m). Tried stirring and not stirring but nothing seems to make much difference. If I emulsify with water without the emulsifier fully melting the texture is somewhat lumpy. I have checked with my supplier and they are equally confused.
Has anyone encountered this problem?
Thanks in advance!