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Vegan Fruit Jell!

Hey everyone,

Found this on Vegan Lunch Box (http://veganlunchbox.blogspot.com). The author tried this recipe out and said it turned out great!! I will definitely try this next week.

VEGAN FRUIT JELL

Using agar alone makes a rubbery jell. If you add some starch it makes a more delicate jell.

4 c. sweet fruit juice of choice

OPTIONAL: sugar or other sweetener to taste if juice isn't sweet enough

pinch salt

OPTIONAL: some grated citrus rind.

1/2 tsp. vanilla or other flavoring , if desired

2 tsp. agar powder (OR 1/4 c. agar flakes)

1 T. cornstarch dissolved in 1 T. water

OPTIONAL: fresh fruit to add to jell

Sprinkle the agar over the juice (with sweetener, salt and any flavoring). Let soak a few minutes. Then cook over medium heat til boiling. Agar powder just needs to simmer for a minute; flakes should simmer at least 5 minutes. Add dissolved starch and stir in. Boil for 30 seconds.

Pour into a bowl or small bowls. Place in refrigerator. When half-jelled, you can stir in fruit. Let set until firm and cold.

Another contributor suggested using a little juice concentrate as the sweetener.  And offered an example: grape juice and grape juice concentrate (as the sweetener)with fresh blueberries.  I thought this sounded rather nice.

Adagio

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Does anyone have a recipe for this using only corn starch?

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i don't think cornstarch only will jell it. cornstarch thickens, for like a  pudding, but i don't think it will jell.

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thanks :) I tried this recipe as written and it turned out only ok. I have never have vegan jello so I didn't know what to expect, but this was more like thick jelly. It also had sort of a "crust" at the bottom of the mould (top of the jello) which was hard and inedible. It was easy to eat around and since it was just for me and my kid (who's never had the real thing but loves jelly) it was ok.

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