I made it challenge for July: Gumdrops
When Tandy Sinclair invited me to choose the challenge for “I made it” in the month of July, I jumped at the opportunity. I had already (accidently) made Monkey Bread in the correct month without realizing it and the following month I made the Pain au Chocolat.
After doing a bit of thinking and research to find something appropriately challenging but also true to me, I found a recipe for gumdrops or what we, in South Africa, call Jubes. This sugary jelly sweet often comes in dome shapes and the sizes range from jelly tot size to the bigger mouthfuls. The recipe I found doesn’t require a mould and, while it isn’t all that challenging, it does take a few days to make as the various stages need the rest.
The last stage is going to be the most challenging simply because you will need to leave the sweets out to dry for 2 days. I have two children (three if you could my husband)! Will it be safe to leave it out on the dining room table for that long?? We will have to wait and see.
If you are a vegetarian, please don’t be put off by this challenge. I saw a recipe online that use pectin as a setting agent rather than gelatin so that may be an option for you :).
I will be using Bakerella’s recipe and, since she takes such gorgeous pictures, the picture in this post is from her site. I hope the fact that this post should get her a few hits will be sufficient credit to not get me in trouble.
If you want to take part, please click on the picture below and have a look at the rules. I can’t wait to hear from you and hope you will join me in my sweet making adventure ;).