I Made Bubble Gum!

23 Jan

So here’s the thing… if you add cold milk to hot liquid jelly it does NOT make blancmange.
Blancmange is what I was after – but I ended up with this…
Don’t be scared now:
jelly2As the mixture curdled I threw it all into the sink and this remained.

Pink snot?
The creature from The Thing?
No I prefer to think that I made some of your actual Bubblicious…


5 Responses to “I Made Bubble Gum!”

  1. Jenny Davies 23/01/2013 at 4:29 pm #

    Oh lord. No, that’s not very well at all, is it. Hum. Oh dear! What you narrowly missed making there, was a fruit flavoured milk jelly – which ordinarily are rather nice. I suspect the only way to make blancmange that tastes like the blancmange your Mum used to make, is to buy a packet mix from the supermarket. I made one – once – for my family. They were remarkably polite about not throwing up on me – but I love the stuff. ~shrug~ What can you do?

    • Alice Can't Cook 04/02/2013 at 12:12 pm #

      Yes, a milk jelly, that is what I was trying to make. Powder and milk and water – how hard can it be? But yes I think I might try to properly make a blancmange if you can still buy the mixes. I too remember them as quite lovely, maybe not for modern, young palates though? xx

  2. bigdanb1 30/01/2013 at 3:46 pm #

    My Nana made fantastic jelly creams when I was little, and I’m quite sure she still can. Jelly with Evaporated milk stirred in before it sets. Gorgeous. I know for a fact that Alice Can’t Cook has previous with blancmange resulting in another abhoration that will forever be known as ‘The Tepid Paunch’. It ended up locked in the downstairs bathroom for quite some time before anyone dare deal with it. Some people should learn from their mistakes. x

    • Alice Can't Cook 04/02/2013 at 12:13 pm #

      I can’t believe you brought up the Tepid Paunch!
      Yes, your nan’s jelly creams sound just like what I was after… didn’t work out though. Shall investigate. xx


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    […] And finally this week, I leave you with a post that made me giggle. We’ve all had those moments in the kitchen when things don’t quite go to plan. Alice from Alice Can’t Cook shares her little mishap when she tried to make Blancmange. […]

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