Sunday, January 26, 2014

GELATIN GUMMY BEARS

I have been experimenting a lot these days with gelatin! Turns out it is actually very good for you if purchase good quality stuff. Gelatin is a great source of protein and makes wonderful desserts! I would recommend the brand by Great Lakes as it comes from happy animals! I’ve always been a bit scared of gelatin but since experimenting with it a bit am over my fear and have fallen totally in love.
The other day I used it to make a pumpkin mousse (which is probably the best dessert ever and I’ll post it soon) and we have been using it to make these gummies for the last few months with much success! In high school science class we did the typical gummy bear experiment where you make the gummy bears blow up and ever since I have imagined that happening in my tummy when I eat gummies....too bad because gummies used to be my favourite treat! Needless to say grade 10 science ruined my love for gummies until now! These are a great alternative and are quite easy to make. The only thing you have to remember is they don’t keep for very long out of the fridge, so they are an - “at home only” kind of treat. 

On other news...we have moved into a new apartment this weekend. It has an awesome kitchen! The oven doesn’t seem to be working at the moment - but that’s only a minor glitch when we now have a full size fridge, a double sink and a dishwasher!

Gelatin Gummies
Ingredients:
1 cup juice
✿1 tablespoon lemon juice
✿1/4 tsp honey (optional)
✿3 tbsp gelatin (Great Lakes Brand)

Instructions:
1)In a small pot bring the juice to a boil.
2)Remove the pot from the stove and all it to cool for 3 minutes, then stir in the lemon juice and optional honey.
3)Very gradually, whisk in the gelatin. Make sure you whisk it in very gradually so that your gummies are smooth and not lumpy. 
4)Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.
5)Pour into silicone molds or a parchment lined tray
6)Refrigerate for 2 hours
7)Pop the gummies out of the molds or if you made them in a tray you can cut them into shapes with a knife or small cookie cutters
8)Keep refrigerated until you are hungry or use on top of ice cream, pudding etc! 

HAVE YOURSELF A FUN FILLED AND HAPPY WEEK!


Love,
Malakai

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