Due to the unique properties of different foods (water content, molecular structure) some puree foods molded may not keep their shape as well as others when reheated. For this reason be very careful how much fluid is added to the blender when preparing the puree mixture to ensure the right consistency before placing into the molds. Its also important to always add a sufficent amount of food thickener (instant potato powder, Food Mold Thickener) to the mixture. This will ensure the shape of the mold is maintained and the fluid doesn’t leak out or separate from the food. When adding thickener slowly add small amounts so as not to over thicken the mixture. Blend in thoroughly until the mixture reaches a firm consistency that will hold on a spoon inverted or will retain its texture when forked. Then simply place the texture modified food into the molds using a spatula. Easy !
Reheating molded meals in a microwave can also cause molds to lose their shapes due to the harsh nature of this reheating method often causing food molds to ‘bleed out’. If attempting to microwave molded meals always use a low power setting with a microwave safe cover to ensure my uniform reheating.