Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Gel that was on Fire...

Here's a quick attempt to make another Hunger Games themed gelatin.  Inspired by the pivotal scene as Tributes enter the stadium- here is a flaming blackberry gelee.  All that's needed now is a chariot and inspirational music.

Friday, March 23, 2012

The Hunger Gels...

There's been a lot of hype surrounding today's opening of "The Hunger Games."  And with hunger in the title you can bet there's been a slew of recipes inspired by dishes from the decadent Capital.  So why not jump on the bandwagon?!

First I thought, go for the obvious. In the book she they describes in details a stew she loves that is made with lamb and plums.  But lamb gelatin?  I'm not there... yet.

Next,  I looked up the plant for which Katniss was named, but its a starchy root vegetable. Hmmmm... let's think again.

Finally, I decided to reflect Katniss spirit, which is a lot easier to translate into a flavor profile. These gels are a combination of sweet, sour, and snap. The base is an organic lemonade and candied ginger gelatin. The top layer is  a milk gelatin and the logo created using  my special gelography technique.

Success!  May the odds be ever in your flavor.....

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Irish Tricolors

Happy St. Patrick's Day to one and all.  Is there a connection between Irish-American heritage and gelatin? Read on....

On the night of April 14th, 1912  a dessert of peaches in a Chartreuse jelly was served to Margaret Brown, a, Irish-American woman renown for having gone from housemaid to high society socialite.  Hours later, the vessel on which she sailed, the Titanic, sank and Margaret acquired her famous moniker, The Unsinkable Molly Brown.  Did the jelly save her life?!  Possible... very possible.......

Here are some pieces I made for a party in Boston.  The Irish Tricolor. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Shamrock Shakes and Jiggles

 St. Patrick's Day means many things to different people: Irish history,  Catholic Saints, inebriation, McDonald's Shamrock Shakes to name a few.

To me, it's gelatin.  For the first St Patty's day themed gelatin, I made some Shamrock snow globes. These gelicacies have milk gelatin shamrocks emebedded in chocolate mint gelatin with just a dash of edible gold glitter for luck.

Photos by Matthew Broderick

Monday, March 5, 2012

Salted Caramel Chocolate Pudding

I've been experimenting in the kitchen with some previous recipes and one that I revamped was the Salted Caramel Chocolate Pudding Pieces.  With some new molds and gelling techniques, I've been able to fancify their presentation.  

Presenting the Salted Caramel Chocolate Pudding Pieces. 

The pudding layer is made from chocolate pudding and homemade caramel sauce.  For additional caramely goodness, I made a salted caramel gel and sprinkle on some smoked sea salt. 

By far these are one of the most requested gelacies that I make. But you'll have to try them yourself! 
Photos by Matthew Broderick