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What is better for chilled cheesecake - pectin or gelatin?

I am currently doing my food technology GCSE coursework and need a Lemon Cheesecake recipe for next week. I was planning on having an enriched shortcrust base, with a chilled lemon cheesecake ...
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Prevent syneresis effect in agar-agar fruit jam

I'm trying to make strawberry jam with agar-agar as replacement of pectin, where for it I'm using 0,4% of agar (of final product). I have read in many places that by replacing 0.1-0.2% of agar with ...
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Pectin granules in jam

When I make small batches, 1-2 half pints at a time, they turn out perfect with great set and texture. However when I make regular batches of 8 half pints, they have bad set and contain gritty ...
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How do you make pie with Citron watermelon (not just the rind)?

Citron watermelon (AKA Pie Melon, Tsamma, and Colorado Preserving Melon) is said to be useful for making pies, preserves, jam, pickles and such. It is not used for fresh eating, typically, and is hard ...
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What alternative gelling agents can I use for jam and marmalade?

Rather than using natural pectin from the fruit being used or added pectin I am looking for an alternative setting/gelling agent that will enable me to get more jam from my two principle ingredients ...
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Is there enough pectin in Apples to make jam

I have some surplus cooking apples which I will be trying to make jam with. I can't find pectin in my local supermarket, but they do have "jam sugar", which contains pectin, but is twice the price of ...
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Can my syrupy jelly be processed again to make it set, or do I need to start over?

I have a blackberry watermelon jelly that I made and it didn't set up. I waited about 3 weeks for it to set up and then reprocessed it, adding more pectin. I added 1 1/2 packages of pectin (it was a ...
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Spicy margarita jelly not setting up

I made a spicy margarita jelly that hasn't set up after almost two weeks - even in the refrigerator it's still "loose." I don't have the exact measurements in front of me, but I soaked a scorpion ...
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Why is my blueberry jam grainy?

I recently made and canned blueberry jam for the first time, using this recipe and canning instructions. I filled all my jars & canned them, but there was a little jam left in the pot. It was a ...
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What is the enzyme that makes apples's pectin heat resistant? And can it be added to other fruits to achieve similar results?

In some recipes for apple and cherry pie, it is suggested to pre-cook the filling at low temperature in order to make pectin heat resistant and so preserve the shape and structure of the fruit. This ...
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If a recipe calls for Pectin NH can I use other pectin?

I am making this yule log for christmas which requires pectin NH for the glaze. Can I use any other normal pectin instead of the pectin NH and have the same glossy finish?
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Using pectin as a fat replacement

I make pectin stock from apples for use in jams and jellies, and I have lots of it. I would like to try using this stock as a fat substitute in baking, similar to replacing some of the fat in recipes ...
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how long do you have to cook lemon curd for?

How long does lemon curd have to be cooked in order to ensure a good set? if pectin is being used, what type of pectin is suitable?
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How can I thicken this cranberry-pepper jelly?

In my first attempt at making jelly, I seem to have veered off course. I'm following this recipe for Cranberry-Pepper Jelly: Ingredients 3 red bell peppers, finely chopped 2 Fresno or ...
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Can most sour fruits be jelled by cooking with sugar?

I make jam all the time, using pectin. But the recipes only list a few dozen common fruits. Recently, I wanted to make crabapple jam or jelly, and I found a recipe that essentially had me cook the ...
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What is the difference between pectin and pectin NH?

I've seen recipes calling for pectin, others call for pectin NH, so there is a difference. Could anyone please explain to me what is the difference between them and how to they behave different? Also ...
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How to recover jam that is too liquid?

I made redcurrant jam some months ago, with sugar/pectin-mix. I used the appropriate amount. However, the mix was very old (+5 years). I tried it anyway. The jam turned out like a syrup, it is very ...
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What is the difference between liquid and powdered pectin?

We have powdered pectin and have a recipe that calls for liquid. What are the differences between the two? How are they made? How do their uses differ? How do you substitute one for the other? what ...
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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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Are there alternative ways to test fruit preserves for doneness?

I've tried twice to make fruit preserves using only the natural pectins in the fruit. The first time with plums where the jam was much to thick, and yesterday orange marmalade which came out tasting ...