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Dates for the HF's Cooking Group

5765 Views 60 Replies 12 Participants Last post by  TheGothicPrincess
Hey guys! Here are some dates in January to chose from.
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Went last night and got everything.

lemon gelatin 79 cents
mini marshmallows 1.25 bag
1 frozen pineapple concentrate 1.25
1 pkg cream cheese 99 cents

I put the lemon gelatin and 1/2 cup marshmallows on double boil at 6pm
melted the marshmallows then removed from heat, and added cream cheese and 1 cup pineapple juice. Used my electric beaters and mixed until everything blended.

Did a finger taste test and it was really good. Not to pineapple(ie). Had a creamy taste to it.
So by 6:30 the mixture went into a bowl then into the fridge. When I checked on it at 8:15 the mixture still had not firmed up any, so I will have to go home and work on it tonight.

I was able to purchase a melon ball scooper at the grocery store for 1.79

So that is where I am at the moment on the eerie eyeballs.
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The lemon gelatin......are you buying lemon jello? Or is there something else?
I am going to post over in the groups section too. I found these at Michaels for $1.99 I think they would work, but if you didn't make a small batch you would need a ton of them. they are about 1" x 1 1/2 "

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Dark Star, the hard thing about using those candy molds is that you have to be able to "pop" the stuff out. I'm not sure that you'd be able to get these eyes out in one piece (I'm hardly able to get chocolate out of those in one piece!).
OK, I guess I am going to have to try them today. I figured with it being gelatin I could always release them with a little warm water, but thanks for the heads up. I wish I could find the ice cub trays locally, I am not thinking the melon baller is going to work well.

Gothic Princess did you give it a try yet?
You are right the melonballer did not work.

Ok for some reason the consistency of this recipe is like pudding. When I used the melonballer it squished out the little hole in the melonballer scoop. So I still attempted to make a ball, and it never would work.

The taste at first is too strong and tangy. But after several bites, becomes addicting to me, I guess because I like pudding.

I would suggest maybe some orange juice to soften the lemon/pineapple taste.
I also felt like maybe adding more cream cheese to the mixture, maybe a half of a block, to help with the thickening. Really did not taste the marshmallows, and it did nothing to help thicken it up.

So that is where I got on it.
Thanks, I am going to give it a go today. I can't see what the marshmellows would do either.
I am a bit confused. Is this officially the recipe we chose. Did we pick a date or are we doing it all month?
I think originally it was supposed to be the weekend of the 24th but it kind of just ended up being whenever this month. And yes, this is the recipe chosen for this month.

Someone correct me if I am wrong.
Yeah, I think it was sort of agreed upon unofficially we would give this recipe a try. A few of us are trying it ahead of time just to see what various methods work, since I think it was Firedancer ( you can confirm this fire...lol ) who tried it before and it didn't work out so well.
Yes, you are correct DS. Mine were a disaster. I really hope they turn out for someone.
Sorry I have not been on here in a bit. So it looks like we'll be trying out that recipe on the week of January 19th.

Anyone that wants to try it out go right ahead. Please come back and post pics and your likes/dislikes on this recipe.

I'm gonna hold back on this one. Hopefully I can try out the next recipe.

Good luck everyone! Don't forget there is also the group i created so we can leave tips and ideas there as well!!:D
I have a friend who made them and they turned out wonderfully.
When I did it, they were yellow and sloppy lol
I think a silicon truffle mold would work the best. Can pop them out easily.
Bought one for childofthenight's wife when I was his secret reaper but didn't buy one for myself.
Of course the gelatin is so different here. I think that had somethng to do with it.

Bad eyeballs also known as hepatitis eyes (in the back of the pic)

Good eyeballs

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Oh, I like them. Did she have them suspended in jello, or is it just a red goo?
I think it was some type of sauce or syrup. And she had strings of spaghetti throughout the red gooey part. Said the spaghetti were the nerves hanging out of the back of the eyes lol Yep, she's a halloween freak lol Really a pity that she moved back to the states.

With the ones I made, my family actually ate almost all of the custard/pudding mixture. I placed it in a large container to firm up and when I removed it the next day, the very top of the mixture, seemed to be bumpy, kinda like the cream cheese rose to the surface. So beware of that.
I'm really starting to think I'm going to pass on this one.
Can we find another, or maybe second recipe?
Ya know its funny how long I been following this recipe & also people who had tried to make it in other places ( not on our forum). I always loved them but I remember I think MS. Meeple trying to make them a year or 2 ago & had no luck.....is that true Ms. Meeple...then GP tried them here & also had no luck....obviously there is a nack to getting these right and for those that get a little ways with them it appears still no ones look like Britta's.

I have a big candy order going out this next week but the week after that I'm gonna give these a shot gals & see how they come out. I really would love to have my tray look like Britta's so I'll let everybody know what happens & I'll be sure to take pictures. Wish me luck kids!!

the Muffster
Good luck Muffy and in fact i will try to do it too next week will see what happen
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