- The soluble protein obtained by boiling bones and connective tissues in water and purifying it by fractional precipitation. Produced in powder form and as a purer sheet or leaf. Used extensively for gelling and setting jellies, aspic, mousses, etc. and adding body to sauces and soups. Since proteases break down the protein and destroy the gelling action it cannot be used with raw pineapple or paw paw or other fruits used to tenderize meat.
(written as Gelatine)Gelatine
- noun a substance obtained from animal bones, used to make glue and size for coating paper