Using gelatin in a formula requires three main steps:
- The gelatin is softened in water or other liquid. It absorbs 5 times its weight in water.
- The softened gelatin is added to hot ingredients, or it is heated with other ingredients, until it dissolves.
- The mixture is chilled until it sets.
Most of the formulas in this book that require gelatin were developed using powdered gelatin (others were developed using sheet gelatin). The following guidelines will help you use recipes requiring gelatin: