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Sweet basil gel

Gels are often made using agar agar, but gelatin is better in this case as the chlorophyll would otherwise separate during the heating process.

Sweet basil gel

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Ingredients

250

g

water

50

g

basil

40

g

sugar

4

g

gelatin leaves

Preparation method

  • Blanch the basil leaves before quickly cooling them in iced water.
  • Finely grind in a food processor with the water and sugar and strain the mixture.
  • Heat some of the liquid to dissolve the soaked gelatin.
  • Mix it with the remaining basil water and strain.
  • Refrigerate until chilled.
  • Use a food processor or blender to mix the jelly into a gel.

Serving suggestions

  • As part of a pre-dessert, e.g. with a semifreddo of Aloe vera and basil.
  • As part of a dessert, e.g. with grapes, citrus fruits, white chocolate, or red fruits.

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