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Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 1 decade ago

URGENT!Need to know agar-agar measurement?


I have some desserts recipies that take gelatin leafs.

Because i am vegeterian i will be using agar-agar.I have it in flakes and powder but don't know the conversion of leafs into flakes/powder.

Could you please advise me on this.

Say if it takes 4gelatin leafs, what's the quantity in agar-agar?

Ando how should i measure (leafs to agar-agar) in future recipies? Please also advise if it is flakes or powder.

Thank you.

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Flaked and powdered agar agar need to be used in different proportions, unfortunately many recipes do not specify which is being called for, but here are a few guidelines:

    Powdered agar agar can be substituted for the same quantity of powdered gelatine in a recipe.

    For every teaspoon of agar agar powder, you should substitute a tablespoon of agar agar flakes.

    For a firm jelly you require approximately 2 teaspoons of powder or 2 tablespoons of flakes per 1 pint / 600ml of liquid.

    Agar agar should be soaked in the liquid first for 10-15 minutes, then gently brought to the boil and simmered while stirring until it dissolves completely, this will take about 5 minutes for powder and 10-15 minutes for flakes. Unlike gelatine, agar agar can be boiled and can even be re-melted if necessary. If you are unsure as to the setting ability of your gel, test a small amount on a cold saucer - it should set in 20-30 seconds, if not you may need more agar agar, if too firm - add some more liquid.

    To jell about 2 c. of liquid:

    1 T. animal gelatin = 2 T. agar flakes =1 tsp. agar powder

    (Since specifying the suitable amount of agar-agar needed in a certain recipe depends on the type of agar-agar product used and its gelling properties, it is best to follow the measuring and cooking instructions on the agar-agar package)

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  • 4 years ago

    Usually I use 1 Tbsp for 1 cup of liquid, sprinkling the flakes onto the liquid without stirring and letting it simmer at medium heat for about 3 to 5 minutes. Then stir until all the flakes are dissolved. I prefer flakes to leaves, believing that they can be used quicker and without any fuzz. Always works well.

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  • 1 decade ago

    3 teaspoons of flakes is equal 2 teaspoons of powder,this was a hard find through search the web

    Source(s): david
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  • 3 years ago

    Agar Flakes To Powder Conversion

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