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Do You Cook With Gelatin?

Have You Ever Cooked With Gelatin?

The other day I was making panna cotta with my mom. Aside from boxed Jell-O, she's never cooked with gelatin before. When I told her to let the gelatin sit in water, she had a hard time not stirring it. It's a lesson I learned the first time I cooked with gelatin. You have to leave it alone in order for it to bloom. Are you familiar with the ingredient? What have you made with it?

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Spectra Spectra 6 years
Yes, I use it a lot, actually. I make my own flavored "jello" and you can make really cool savory gelatin dishes like aspic. As soon as I get the whisk attachment for my KitchenAid mixer, I plan on making my own marshmallows as well.
Food Food 6 years
Yes, I recently used it to make blueberry gelatins! But I grew up making Chinese-style almond gelatin with the stuff, too.
ngocnguyen ngocnguyen 6 years
I love jello poke cake!! Some Vietnamese desserts call for agar powder, the vegetarian gelatin, we use it a lot!
Pets Pets 6 years
Yup, I made this for my friend's Fourth of July party two years ago: http://www.yumsugar.com/Gourmets-Strawberry-Pie-Recipe-1734253
danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
No, I'm a vegetarian and before then, I never used it for anything other than Jell-O gelatin dessert.
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