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In the name of science, why not make gummies out of your botanical specimen powder? Nothing like a little gummy bear colony to keep you company during the long, lonely nights. Am I right?
For this experiment we use 100g of botanical powder and a 16oz jar, but you can scale this project to whatever size container you want. It's essentially 3 parts botanical powder, 1 part glycerin with 1tbs citric acid and 1tbs turmeric per 100g of powder.
In a 16oz jar, combine 100g botanical powder with 1 tablespoon citric acid. The dry ingredients should fill approximately 3/4 of the jar.
Add vegetable glycerin to fill the jar, leaving enough room to stir without causing overflow. Visually it should look like 3 parts powder to 1 part glycerin. Mix throughly.
Seal the jar and put it in a pot of water on the stovetop. Bring water to a boil then immediately reduce heat. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove jar from water pot and let it sit at room temperature for three weeks. Half-way through the three-week waiting period, open the jar and stir it. Reseal.
After the waiting period is up, empty the jar into a mixing bowl and add a cup of hot water. Mix until it all becomes a liquid, then use a kava strainer to separate the powder from the rest of the admixture. Pour the separated liquid into a pot.
Transfer the pot to the stove on medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon turmeric and then add gelatin to thicken, about 3/4 cup. Not precisely sure on the amount of gelatin. Just sprinkle until it begins to thicken. You don't want it thick, just thickening. Mix as you heat, blending turmeric and gelatin into the mixture.
Simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and pour mixture into the gummy bear molds.
Refrigerate molds overnight. By the next morning you should have a happy little civilization of gummy creatures ready to share your life with you.
Remove gummies from molds and give them names. Name one after me. Cornelia Llama.
Be sure to take photos of your gummy creations and share them with everyone in the Magick Powers Potions group on Facebook... or post comments here!