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Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by sarah bradshaw, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. sarah bradshaw

    sarah bradshaw

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    ok i have a recipe to make a cake tonight but i can not get powdered gelatine so i have brought sheets but I only need to use two teaspoons and and now very confused on how many sheets i need to use in replacement of the powdered gelatine.

    Can some one help me please ASAP

    many thanks

    Sarah
     
  2. jellly

    jellly

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    This is a tougher question than you might think.  There are many experts (including my favorite, Harold McGee) that say the same thing - there is no guaranteed conversion, since sheet gealtin comes in different strengths.  Generally a package of powdered gelatin is 7 grams or 2 1/4 tsps.  The gelatin I use at work is 2 grams per sheet, so you could convert by weight to get a rough idea, though it may not be exact (about 3 sheets).
     
  3. petemccracken

    petemccracken

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  4. chefedb

    chefedb

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    Depends on quality and bloom count of gel.  This question tricky to answer. I would go 2 to 21/2 sheets.