substitute for jello?

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substitute for jello?
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Sun, 01-18-2004 - 10:38am
hi, new here (not to ivillage though), with a question about jello.

I live in Europe, and can't buy jello packages here, but I have some recipes from my MIL (who is canadian) and they ask for packages of jello.

all i can buy here is gelatine leaves or agar-agar. Can anyone tell me how I can substitute?

thanks

miika

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Sun, 01-18-2004 - 8:09pm

Gelatin leaves should work like jello powder.

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Mon, 01-19-2004 - 1:37am
thanks for the reply, k_roni. I just have one more question, though. One of my recipes calls for '1 package of jello'. How much is that? I'm assuming the jello powder comes in packages, how much is in a package normally?

thanks again

miika

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Mon, 01-19-2004 - 7:55pm
Here, a package is usually a 3.5 oz package (looks to be about 1/3 - 1/2
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Tue, 01-20-2004 - 5:20am

A package of flavored Jello is mostly sugar.


Elaine

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Tue, 01-20-2004 - 5:55am
Thanks again, you've really helped me a lot here!

miika (off to make her own jello :)

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Tue, 01-20-2004 - 2:55pm

Hi, Miika:


My daughter's name is "Mika," too.


Agar-agar is the gelatinous product of seaweed, doesn't have the flavor of the sea and is a very healthy alternative to commercial gelatin. It's typically sold in the Asian markets and natural food stores. I've seen it in packages of flakes.


Just follow the directions to dissolve the agar-agar and use what you need for your recipe. 1 Tablespoon (2.5g) makes 1 cup (240ml) gelatin. You add 1 Tblsp flakes to 1 cup fruit juice, water or soup stock, boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes or until dissolved. Then, you can add whatever you want, like fruit or veggies, and let it cool in the fridge to set up.


I know agar-agar is readily available in Europe as well as commercial gelatin. I think one of the brand names there is Royal Gelatin, I forget. LOL!


Hope this helps.