Intro: How to Make Gummy Red Carpet
My wife and I were throwing an Oscar party. And we needed to serve at least one foodthing that our guests would remember, since neither we nor the oscars are ever that memorable. So the search began.
And it abruptly ended with the realization: we're both gummy fiends. We pray to the church of Haribo. We embrace worms and bears and often swap their body parts. Our party's secret ingredient was evident:
Gummy + Oscars = Gummy Red Carpet.
2 small boxes of Jello
6 packets unflavored gelatin (there are 4 packets per box)
1/2 cup water
Something non-stick -- a silpat/silicone baking mat, wax paper, etc...
Step 1: First, Get Jello and Lots of Plain Gelatin
I first tried 1 jello box to 7 gelatin packets, which equals 8 parts gelatiny things. The flavor was weak. So I replaced one unflavored gelatin itemproduct with one flavored product to make it a a 2-6 flavored-unflavored ratio.
Step 2: Mix Jello, Gelatin, and Water
...in a saucepan and turn on medium heat.
Stir a lot till it;s smooth and no longer looks offensively like lumpy alien flesh.
Should be smooth and runny. Ew.
Step 3: Spread It Out
Have your silicone baking mat/was paper on a cookie sheet ready, because you'll have to pour this molten napalm lava quickly. Almost as soon as it touches the cooler air, it starts to gel. So work, nimbly, Nimblefingers.
Try to tilt pan to make it an even thickness. You may have to smooth it out with the spatula.
I know, the two photos look different. I made cherry...and blacker cherry.
Step 4: Chill It
Put it in the fridge/freezer for only about 5 minutes.
Pull it out and remove the flap from the tray, being careful not to rip it.
Step 5: Cut It
Lay this red flap on a cutting board. Trim the edges square with a pizza cutter/carpet trimmer. Divide up into uniform intervals and slice away.
Serve with miniature velvet rope.