I just like to say gulupa. Gulupa upa upitiii dooo …
I love agar agar for two reasons: it stays set at room temperature, unlike gelatin, and it’s veggie! But it’s a little finicky.
A few notes:
– With acidic ingredients like passionfruit juice, more agar is required to set the gel, so this recipe has a higher proportion of agar agar. If you are not using an acidic element, you will need less agar. One rule of thumb is .9g/100ml in non-acidic solutions and 1.3g/100ml in acidic solutions, but it will vary depending on how firm you want your gummies.
– Agar agar has problems setting in the presence of oil or grease, so you want to make sure your mold is squeaky clean.
- Stove or hotplate
- Some kind of mold (we used rectangular plastic Tupperware and cut them into smaller squares after the gummies set)
- Kitchen scale
- Juice from 8 small passionfruits (see “Passionfruit Panela Syrup“)
- 700g white sugar
- 700g water
- 25g agar agar powder