Soundtrack: The Smiths
Supplies: silpat lined baking pan 3qt saucepan measuring cups/spoons Ingredients: 3/4 c sugar 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin 1 c water 3/4 c (scant) light corn syrup 1/8 tsp food coloring (red) 1/2 tsp flavoring (strawberry) 1/8 tsp citric acid granulated sugar for coating
line baking sheet with silpat.
combine gelatin and sugar in saucepan. add water and bring to boil over medium high heat stirring occasionally. slowly pour in corn syrup and bring to gentle boil until syrup reaches 238degrees.
remove from heat and stir in coloring, citric acid, and flavoring.
slowly pour into prepared pan. place in fridge or freezer until firm - 1 to 2 hours.
flip silpat onto sugar coated cutting board (or parchment paper), slowly peel away silpat from jelly sheet.
cut into squares, or fun shapes.
- make sure that you concentrate the syrup in one area so that it hardens thick enough to cut into shapes. i should have used a baking square but it still worked out ok because i got a few fun fruitrollup type treats out of this batch.
- i only had an easter egg set of cookie cutters, so next time i would buy mini cookie cutters to make a variety of shapes.
Review: really cute final product, reminds me of jello jigglers i used to make/attempt to make when i was little. i think little kids would really enjoy these confections, especially if they are all cut into fun shapes. i would have preferred a stronger citrus sour taste so maybe next time i’ll up the citric acid?