I have a recipe for gum drops. and it called for pectin, can i use Gelatin instead? and if so is the measurment different?>
No one can help me?
I can't answer your question, but I can tell you that pectin and gelatin are not the same thing. Pectin is used for making jellies and jams.
If your grocery store has a section with canning supplies (Mason jars, etc.) you can usually find powdered and liquid pectin there. Just be sure to use whatever the recipe calls for - liquid or powdered. You wouldn't by any chance like to share that recipe with us, would you? I, for one, would be very happy to have it.
Certo and Fruit-Jell are two brands of pectin for jelly-making that are available in supermarkets.
I just looked at the recipe you listed, and it says "powdered fruit pectin or gelatin", so I guess either would work.
Yes, but I'll preffer to use pectin just in case.
here is the one with pectin
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 (1 3/4 ounce) box powdered fruit pectin
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup water
Granulated sugar (for coating)
Food coloring and flavoring*
Stir the sugar and syrup together in a 2-quart saucepan.
In another 2-quart saucepan, mix together the pectin, baking soda and water; the mixture will foam. Place both of the pans over high heat. Cook both mixtures, stirring them simultaneously, until the foam thins in the pectin mixture and the sugar mixture comes to a rapid boil; this should take 3 to 5 minutes.
Pour the pectin mixture in a slow, thin stream into the boiling sugar mixture; stir continuously as you pour, and take 1 full minute to make the transfer. Cook and stir the mixture for 1 more minute. Remove it from the heat, and stir in flavoring and coloring.
Pour the mixture into a buttered loaf pan. Let the candy stand at room temperature until cool and firm, about 4 hours.
Cut the candy into squares, and roll them in sugar. Store the candy at room temperature in a loosely covered container.
for your recipe, hwo can i use lorann oils instead of orange jusice?
Thank you both, Cenell and sweetheart, for those recipes.
np, ill be trying it with the pectin tonight,
Just wondering, will these be like store bought ones? in youe opinions
No idea, but judging from the difference in home-made cookies, cakes, marshmallows and just about anything else you'd care to name, they'll probably be a lot better!
ok! thanks all for the help!