FIX THIS - The Raindrop Cake is inspired by a cake in Japan and a version was brought to America by a cook in New York. I tested several online recipes and found a good universal recipe. I noticed the gelatin version was a little off white, so I found and tested recipes with agar powder which is a vegetarian and original form of the raindrop recipe.
For this, you will need:
3 tablespoons gelatin powder
4 cups water
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon citric acid - This is a picking agent you can get where they sell pickling supplies.
1 teaspoon clear vanilla flavoring or extract
First you will take 3 tablespoons of clear gelatin and mix it in a bowl with 1 cup of cold water.
Set it aside to bloom.
Next step, pour in 3 cups of water into a pan. Stir in 2 cups of sugar.
Then add 1 teaspoon citric acid.
Set your heat on medium and stir until it warms up and dissolves.
You don't want it to boil.
Turn off the heat when you see vapor start to show above the water.
Take the pan off the burner.
Add your gelatin mixture and stir until it dissolved.
Next add your 1 teaspoon of clear vanilla flavoring
Now, set this aside to cool. You don't want to pour it into the mold until it cools down a bit.
Pour it into your bowl container and put it in the refrigerator until it completely gels.
Once you are ready, float the container in warm water until it starts to separate from the side of the bowl. put a plate on top of the bowl and turn over.
Now it's time to eat and enjoy.
AGAR POWDER RECIPE
1 tablespoon agar powder - You can get this at an Asian market
5 cups of spring water
1 1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon citric acid
Add a little more than 1 tablespoons of agar agar powder to 1 cup cool water. Let rest for 5 minutes.
Next put 4 cups spring water, 1 1/3 cup sugar and 1/4 teaspoon citric acid in large pot. Turn burner on high, slowly add in the agar mixture and bring to a boil. Stir while it boils for at least 2 minutes. to make sure the agar agar powder is dissolved. Take off burner and let cool.
Pour into round silicone molds. Do not place in the refrigerator because agar solidifies at room temperature.
Let solidify. Gently take out of mold.
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