I'd like to make a fruit flan but not sure what is used over the fruit - when ever I buy one it has a clear gelatin over the fruit to 'preserve it'. What is that and how is it made? It's not just clear Knox type gelatin is it?
Does anyone know? Can any help?
I purchase the glaze made by Dr. Oetker. Comes in clear and red.
I thought the OP wanted to make a second layer of fruited gelatin over custard flan, not a glaze for a fruit flan.
yah - I want to make a glaze to pour over the top layer of fruit.
If Dr O is the only option then I may be out of luck. Haven't seen it at the local stores.
You can heat up some apricot jam or preserves with water and brush that over the fruit (recipe and instructions follow):
Cornstarch glaze recipe:
You can purchase the Dr. Oetker products online using the links above.
Many of the bakeries use a product called freeze 'n shine. It is basically sugar and gelatin. You could replicate this by mixing clear gelatin, sugar, and either boiling water, or boiling apple or white grape juice. About 1/2 tsp of gelatin to one cup of liquid should work. If you're using juice, you won't need much if any sugar.