Gelatin Free Strawberry Gummies
I didn't want to spend the strawberry season without sharing a strawberry recipe. Before the Bayram holiday, I tried to make this recipe, a recipe that can be served as a treat during the holiday and will make the children happy. Gummies are one of the favorite snacks of children. In fact, it is a snack that is loved not only by children, but also by many adults. Today I wanted to share a gummy recipe that will make everyone happy. As a matter of fact, it's technically not a gummy. It is absolutely necessary to use gelatin for gummies. But this recipe gives such a jelly-like consistency that I did not see any harm in naming it gummy.
Another option as a name was lokum (Turkish delight). The most important reason for this is that it is made with starch like real lokum. Another reason is that it looks like Turkish delight in appearance. But in terms of consistency, it has nothing to do with lokum. Therefore, it cannot be said that it deserves the name lokum.
You can also use other fruits of similar softness as strawberries in making gelatin free gummies. Raspberry, blackberry, black mulberry, peach, apricot... While preparing the recipe, I weighed the strawberries after removing their stems so that this change wouldn't make any difference. It would be appropriate to weigh fruits such as peaches and apricots after removing their seeds. To coat the gummies, you can use ground almonds, hazelnuts or walnuts as well as grated coconut.
You can store home made gummies in the refrigerator for up to a week. Since it contains butter, which is a dairy product, it will not be suitable to stor them at room temperature. In addition, especially in an environment with high room temperature, gummies will lose their consistencies.
Enjoy the recipe...
- 300 g of strawberries (weighed after stems are removed),
- 1/2 cup of cornstarch,
- 1/2 cup of sugar,
- 1/2 teaspoon of butter,
- 2-3 tablespoons of grated coconut.
- Take the strawberries in a sauce pan and puree them with a hand blender,
- Add the starch and whisk,
- Add sugar and beat,
- Take it to the stove and cook, stirring constantly, until it thickens and its colour darkens,
- Remove it from heat, add the butter and mix,
- Pour the mixture into a wet container of about 15 * 15 cm and smooth it over,
- Cover it with cling film and put it in the fridge and let it rest for 3 hours,
- Take it out of the fridge and slice it in the size you want,
- Cover the slices one by one with coconut.