As part of Food Tech Friday this week we learnt about how gelatin works. Did you know gelatin is made from boiling the skin and bones from animals! First we got to make some jelly and then we got to create our own. We needed to choose 1 liquid and we could also add a special ingredient. Some of us choose coke, sprite and fizzy raspberry while 1 group choose strawberry tea. We all decided to add sour lollies or chocolate chips.
To make our jelly we first mixed 2tsp Gelatin with boiling water so it dissolved. Then we could mix in our other ingredients. We found that the dissolved gelatin didn't mix very well. This could have been because it was fizzy or because it was cold.
We left our jelly overnight and most of them set. Finally we got to taste! We're not sure if we liked our jelly and would probably choose different ingredients next time!