Gelatin is a semi transparent, colourless and flavourless solid obtained from collagen used as gelling agent in food. It is found in most gummy candies, marshmallows and some ice creams. It is also used as a stabiliser, thickener or texturiser in yogurts, cream cheese and margarine. Gelatin helps in clarification of juices like apple juice and vinegar.
Since Collagen is derived from animal by products Hindu and Jain customs may call for vegetarian alternatives.
Add 3 teaspoons of Bakers Gelatin to 500ml of boiling liquid until it dissolves and set in refrigerator. As per recipe increase or decrease the quantity of Gelatin.