Agar agar

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The New Vegetarian

The New Vegetarian

By Colin Spencer

Published 1986

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Method

Agar agar, available in sticks or powder form, is the vegetarian substitute for gelatine. It is very important to ensure that it is completely dissolved before cooking, so stir it into boiling water and simmer for 5 minutes. It sets in about 1 hour at room temperature and may be reliquified in a microwave or double boiler. 8 g/⅓ oz agar agar will jelly 250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup of liquid.