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Offline greenmum

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« on: 21/10/2006 11:42:29 »
Hi.
Can anyone help me...?!
I'm a mum of two young children and I want to make lollies at home with real fruit that taste like shop bought lollies, but without all the added rubbish. Whenever I've made them in the past they have a lot of ice crystals. Also, I want to be able to store them in the freezer for some time. I know that to do this you need a stabiliser / gelling agent and thickener. I've done some research and from what I can see the least harmful of these appears to be carob bean gum, tara gum and citric acid.
Do I need all of these ingredients and if so, how do I know how much to use? Are these are available in small quantities?
Please help if you can, as I feel I need a chemistry degree to go any further! Or perhaps you could point me in the direction of anyone that could help.
Many thanks
Helen
« Last Edit: 21/10/2006 19:57:41 by another_someone »
 

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Offline Gaia

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Re: lollies
« Reply #1 on: 21/10/2006 15:16:38 »
Hey, what happened to our replies???

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Re: lollies
« Reply #2 on: 21/10/2006 17:12:22 »
Hey! Where did My blacberry popsickles posts go? Gaia Did you loose yours too? I did not zap them! I wonder who did? Why did they zap our popsickle posts.. Jeesh, I don't think they were Ex-rated or anything!

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Re: lollies
« Reply #3 on: 21/10/2006 19:56:49 »
Goto http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5593#62868

Helen has been duplicating her posts.

I shall lock this thread so that we can continue with a single thread.




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