Gigantic Fried Egg Sweet
by Rhys for £2.48
3rd May 2006
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300g Icing Sugar
1 Box of Gelatine (6 Sachets)
Yellow Food Colouring
1 Pint of Water.
It didn't take me long to think what my first pimp was going to be. The humble fried egg is simple yet delicious, and in most cases, fiendishly addictive. Now all I had to do was work out how to make one.
I knew roughly what would be needed, so a trip was taken to the local supermarket. Along with the needed ingredients, I also bought some marshmallows (for inspiration) and some fried eggs, for comparison, and well, just because they're awesome. When I got home a quick Google search showed that the "traditional" way to make marshmallow required more varied ingredients than I had purchased. If I was going to succeed I would have to pioneer a new marshmallow technique. If you want to give it a go yourself, this is how I did it.
Firstly, having not worked with gelatine before, I decided I needed to do some test to make sure I got the best egg possible. I mixed up some samples with differing amounts of gelatine. Turns out I needed twice as much as they'd normally recommend to get the consistency I needed for my egg. I realised I'd have to use 2 sachets per pint of water.
Next step was to boil up some water. The amount I used was purely guesswork, but with hindsight, I’d recommend you use a pint of water for the perfect sized egg. Put the water in a fairly big bowl. I opted for a large saucepan. This seemed to do the job. Add the gelatine (1 sachet per 1/2 pint) and give it a good beating! Now put this to cool and you can crack on with the yolk.