11 Jun 201801:54
What does blooming gelatin actually mean?
Unlike other powdery ingredients, such as flour, you can’t add powdered gelatin directly to a recipe. It needs to be combined with liquid and hydrated or “bloomed” first.
To hydrate NesProteins Gelatin in the red bag measure out three-and-half tablespoons of powder; add one cup of cold water; stir quickly for 30 seconds and allow to sit for five minutes until it becomes gel-like. This bloomed gelatin is ready to use, and can then be added to recipes as required.
If it isn’t bloomed, the gelatin can leave you with lumps in your recipe, or even with clumps of undissolved gelatin. After the gelatin has bloomed, you can melt it over a water bath or in the microwave before incorporating it with the rest of your ingredient