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asked November 20th 2018

Mirror glaze vegetarian options

Hi can someone tell me please what can I use instead of leaf gelatine in vegetarian options?

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Hi herabegaum10

I've done a quick google search which shows several recipes for vegetarian mirror glaze. Please take a peek at the following link, and scroll down to see the options:

https://www.google.com/search?q=vegetatian+mirror+glaze&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b

I hope you find something suitable. 🙂

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Hi,

I saw this recipe "3 Ingredients Mirror Glaze Recipe Eggless Easy Mirror Glaze Recipe Without Gelatin Cake "
2 Cup White Chocolates,
1 Cup Cream
1 Cup Nutral Gel (Glaze Gel)

Is Nutral Gel same as using Piping Gel?

Thank you.

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Hi Sky64

Neutral gel is nappage, a clear glaze used for giving a shine to fresh fruit on tarts. Recipes usually include gelatine or a veggy substitute like Agar. I've found a vegan recipe which you may find useful:

https://chefiso.com/p/glaze-fruit-tart-recipe/

It can also be purchased ready-made in pails. Google the product to see suppliers.

Hope this helps. 🙂

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Hi,

1)For Helen Vass - Crème de la Crème could I use Dr. Oetker Vege-Gel Sachets instead of 14g Silver leaf gelatine?
2)If so this is powdered bases, would this make a difference compared to using Leaf gelatine?
3)How would I use this with Helen's recipe she add the Leaf Gelatine to the cocoa and cream where as this is suggests:
To dissolve the Vege-Gel pour at least 200ml of cold water into a jug or small bowl.
Sprinkle the Vege-Gel onto the cold liquid and stir until completely dissolved.
Heat the mixture to boiling point, use in accordance with your recipe.
4)This sachet contains lemons would this alter the taste?

Thank you.

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Hi Sky64

The one and only time that I used Vege gel was a complete disaster and that was just for setting a blancmange! I don't think it would be particularly compatible used as a substitute for gelatine in the Helen Vass mirror glaze recipe. However, you could experiment with it to see whether it is fit for purpose. I can't remember Vege gel having a lemon taste but if you do make an experiment, this is something which would be revealed.

The video recipe which you posted uses nappage, I don't know how well that would set as ordinarily, when used to glaze fruit, it remains tacky. I feel, for a vegetarian substitute, Agar would be the best solution. There are lots of recipes online, here is just one:

Vegan Mirror Glaze Recipe

Let me know how you get on. Good luck 🙂