Another Agar-Agar Question...aghh!

Decorating By carmenid Updated 27 May 2008 , 3:02pm by nefgaby

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carmenid Posted 27 May 2008 , 2:31pm
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I used agar-agar as a substitute for gelatin on a strawberry filling for a cake and it turned out very runny. (Customer is vegetarian and ask me not to use gelatin) What can I do to make it thicker?

I have never used agar before, I found out in the internet that you can substitute one tablespoon powdered gelatin for every tablespoon of powdered agar, and that is what I did.

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leah_s Posted 27 May 2008 , 2:41pm
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I'm vegetarian also and have used agar on occasion. I do remember it's not a one to one substitution, less agar than the measurement of gelatin) and you need to boil the agar, unlike gelatin.

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nefgaby Posted 27 May 2008 , 3:02pm
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Or you can thicken with cornstarch.

Sorry, don't know much about agar.

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