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Whenever you use gelatin in a recipe, either sheets or powder, you usually have a step that requires you to “bloom” the gelatin. What this process means, is simply soaking the gelatin in a room temperature or cold liquid, such as water or milk, depending on what you are making. The “blooming” allows the gelatin to soften and swell as it absorbs the liquids, which allows it to dissolve more easily when gently heated, which is often the next step in the process.

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