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Thursday, August 04, 2005

A Jiggle without the Hooves

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In the box of goodies sent by Julia were packets of agar-based desserts. We tried out a pack this past weekend...and look at the results!

I've never seen a gel dessert so firm...Matt had fun just tapping on it.

This one's green apple-flavored, and Alex really liked it. Once he figured out how to keep a hold of it, that is!

4 Thoughts for food:

At 10:06 PM, Anonymous dexygus said...

oh man, stephanie, that color is, um, interesting.

i have never gotten an agar-based dessert to set up properly. i remember making a lemon mousse cake several years ago, and when i unmolded it, it collapsed on the table. tasted good though. i think more experimenting is in order, on my part.

 
At 10:10 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

The color, unfortunately, comes out a bit more aquamarine than it reall is. Think, well...green apple.

I've used agar in a few things, and have only had success. I've used in mousse, in pastry creams...and it's always worked. Of course, I only use the powdered agar. I once tried it with a more plant-like looking agar, and...let's just say 'not so good'.

 
At 1:48 PM, Anonymous Julia said...

oh wow, the color sure is interesting, in a fun way, Stephanie! :)

If you prefer less bite to the agar, increase the proportion of liquid. Coconut milk or fruit works well with agar too.

 
At 1:51 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Julia, I don't know why it looks so...radioactive...in this picture! It's considerably more green in real life!

Oh, and Matt took some of the Milo to work...he loves it. It's a lot more, oh...dark chocolate, than he'd expected; which is probably why he's so happy with it.

And while it's close to 90 degrees here, his workplace is over-air conditioned. The hot drink comes in handy...thanks!

 

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