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Fainting Fancies

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This version of the Weasleys' trick sweet uses the idea of a double shock to add magic to its gummy goodness.  Firstly, the savory orange colored "fainting" side takes the eater by surprise with the completely unsweetened flavor of carrot spiced with cumin.  Then the sugar-laced yellow half, meant to revive it unconscious consumer, tastes of sour lemon.
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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4 Tbsp unflavored gelatin
4 Tbsp water
1/3 cup carrot juice, strained (other juices work here)
1/4 teas ground cumin
1/3 cup apple juice
6 Tbsp sugar
1 packet lemonade flavored drink mix powder, unsweetened (1/4 oz)
1 small pan*

*Total volume is 1 1/4 cup so I used a mini loaf pan 5"X3"  To see how thickly your treats will be in your own small pan, pour in 1 1/4 cups to see the final height.

Step 2: Non-Sweet Side (Orange Colored)

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Place 2 Tbsp water into a small bowl.  Add 2 Tbsp gelatin.  Set aside for at least 5 minutes.

In a small saucepan, place 1/3 cup carrot juice and 1/4 teas cumin (other juices/spices will also work).  Heat on low-medium to simmering.  Add the gelatin.  Stir until gelatin is melted.

Pour into pan and place in refrigerator to chill.  Once it is set-up and cool, about an hour or so, proceed to the next step.

Step 3: Revival Side (Yellow)

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Place 2 Tbsp water into a small bowl. Add 2 Tbsp gelatin. Set aside for at least 5 minutes.

In a small saucepan, place 1/3 apple juice, 6 Tbsp sugar, and contents of drink mix packet.  Heat on low-medium while stiring until sugar is dissolved. Add the gelatin.  Continue stirring over low to medium heat until gelatin is melted.

Set aside while this mixture cools a little.  It should still be warm but not so hot it will immediately melt the cooled orange side.  I set it out for about 15-20 minutes but your experience may vary.  Carefully pour over orange gelatin and place in refrigerator to chill and set-up.
ilex9812 months ago
If you replaced the carrot juice with orange juice, do you think that would be enough sugar to stop them going off?
timmycutts2 years ago
This is so awesome. I was just wondering, though, could you make them using cmbooher's homemade gummy recipe?
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TheGeek19843 years ago
I tried to make these over the weekend with my cousin... it didn't go so well. I don't know if we were doing it wrong or used the wrong kind of gelatin, but it clumped up really fast, looked nothing like yours, and smelled as if it were something you'd put in the puking pastilles. We were, however, able to make fever fudge and puking pastilles without any trouble. She put a little too much garlic in and not enough anise, and then over-did the cinnamon and was really lenient on the cayenne, but those two turned out great. We ran out of time before we could get the nosebleed nougat, :( But, something to look forward to. :)
starshipminivan (author) 3 years ago
I mention that these should probably be refrigerated due to the lack of preserving component on the carrot side. Yes, they do. I sealed a few in a zip top bag and the carrot side molded within a few days. My husband thought that side might taste better with the mold but he wasn't willing to confirm this. Yuck!
SewWhat!!3 years ago
These are so funky! I plan to make some of these Weasely's treat for some friends of mine who are bid fans of the books! I can't wait to see what you come up with next. :)