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Make Jello as firm as agar-agar

I have made jelly using both Jello and agar-agar seaweed. Jelly made with agar-agar is firm. Using concrete-pouring terminology, the agar-agar jellies that I made would have a slump of more than a ...
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Keeping the bubbles in sparkling gelatin desserts

I've had a few attempts to make gelatin desserts (jelly if your English) using sparkling wine. While I get the flavour of the wine coming through I struggle to keep the bubbles. Is there a technique ...
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What does it mean in a Recipe to “steep the gelatin”?

I'm making macaroons and I wanted to know what exactly this means and for how long generally do I need to steep gelatin?
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How to use gelatin on fruit pie?

I feel very stupid for asking this, but I've never worked with gelatin. I know how to work with powder or sheets, if you put it in something like panna cotta. I also know there's an issue with gelatin ...
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How can I adjust a recipe for different grades/brands/types of gelatin?

I'm trying to reproducibly make a specific jelly recipe. How can I achieve consistent results, using different grades/brands/types of gelatin? Depending on what I can find in grocers nearby, I may ...
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What animal parts can be included in head cheese?

I know that head cheese is traditionally made with flesh from the head of a large animal but I have read that sometimes other scrap meats are included. Are there any portions of an animal that are ...
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Is high gelatin concentration in cheesecake unsafe?

I made a home made no bake cheesecake tonight. The cream would not thicken so I added extra gelatin. Is it safe to eat? How long can I keep it in the fridge? The ingredients are: 1 egg white ...
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Cooling jelly without a refrigerator

I have a pint of fruit juice, and some Gelatin. I want to make a fruit jelly for after dinner, which will be in 8 hours. Living in the city with a vegetable shop around the corner, I do not have a ...
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How many grams of gelatin are in stock/broth?

How many grams of gelatin are in 1 cup of stock made from cartilaginous sources such as pigs or chicken feet?
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How to fake salmon roe using jello

A couple of days ago I made a first attempt at dessert sushi. Everything went reasonably well except for the salmon roe which I'd planned to make from orange jello. I made my own mould from plasticine ...
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What can I do with paprika jelly?

I've made paprika jelly before (combined with raspberry flavour), and I quite like the novel flavour. It kind of reminds me of chili chocolate, but more water based - in a sorbet over ice cream kind ...
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How does gelatin interact with grease (fat)?

I made an escalivada (eggplant, red pepper and onion in the oven, peel, cool) yesterday, and today I've added gelatin to make a nice presentation. I used about 5gr of gelatin for 150ml heated ...
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Heart shaped mold

I'm looking at making this for Valentines but I found it too late to ship the mold in from the USA (I'm in Melbourne Australia). Being that this is a technologically backward country and thats ...
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Can I use guar and gelatine together?

I am baking a fancy cake recipe for the first time, and have trouble with it. Basically, the cake has three layers. The first one is a flourless bisquit. Then there comes a guar thickened puree made ...
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Add gelatin to soup as a replacement for stock?

My wife made some chicken soup last night, but we didn't have any stock to start it with, so we used water. Flavor-wise, the soup was fine - it was just lacking the mouth-feel associated with good ...
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Making gelatin from scratch

I found on Wikipedia that it is made from animals' skin and bones. The article describes the steps of gelatin production from a technical perspective: The manufacturing processes of gelatin ...
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How do you prepare Jello with fruit pieces?

I would like to make individual containers of Jello with fruit pieces, but the fruit always sinks to the bottom,is there a way to prevent this?
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Jello Shots Techniques: Alcohol Concentration

When making jello shots, what proportions do you typically use? For hard liquor like Gin, Tequila or Vodka, I've been using 1 part hot water to dissolve the jello and then 1 part cold spirits. Some ...