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Agar Agar 


dd251297a572288d12c0340759538c6bA vegetarian alternative to gelatine, agar-agar is the jelly that results from boiling several kinds of seaweed together. It’s dried and sold in powder form, flakes or bars and is also used as a stabiliser or thickener in many food products. It is useful if you want to make a jelly using pineapple, kiwi fruit or papaya, as these fruits break down the protein found in gelatine, preventing the jelly from setting.

There are a few differences between agar-agar and gelatin. Agar sets more firmly than gelatin so recipes will be less jiggly and less creamy. It stays firm even in high temperatures so on hot days, you don’t have to worry about your Peanut Butter Creme and Raspberry Chiffon Pie collapsing during the summer.

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