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How to Thicken Jam with Gelatin?

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova

Nowadays, gelatin is one of the most commonly used products in cooking, especially confectionery. It is used for thickening various foods: jam, yogurt, for making jelly candies and many others.

Often, homemade jam requires to be thickened with gelatin according to the recipe.

There are two most commonly used ways to thicken jam with gelatin.

In the first option is while the jam is still warm, you can dissolve the gelatin in a bowl with a little lukewarm water. While the dissolved gelatin is still liquid, pour it slowly into the jam, while stirring constantly. Stir constantly so that it can thicken.

The second option is to wait for the jam to cool. In a cup, dissolve the gelatin with 1 tablespoon of water. In a large bowl, pour 1 cup of water and heat it on the stove. Put the cup of gelatin inside and melt it in a water bath.

Then pour the mixture into the jam and stir constantly in order for the jam to turn into jelly.

Gelatin is interesting to use because it brings a touch of freshness and variety to our daily lives and menus and it is good to sometimes diversify our diet.

Use your imagination and surprise your loved ones with a great jelly cake and don't forget to try our famous cherry jelly jam, which we are sure you will fall in love with.



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