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08-29-2008, 09:23 AM #1
Homemade Worms- great for leaving around the table
Cooking time: ~ 5 min.
Prep time: ~ 15 min., plus overnight chilling
Notes: Use a cleaned 1-quart milk or orange juice carton to hold straws
1 pkg. (6 oz.) raspberry or grape flavor gelatin
3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
3 cups boiling water
100 flexible plastic straws
1 tall (same height as extended straws), slend 4 cup container
3/4 cup whipping cream
12 to 15 drops green food coloring
1.In a bowl, combine gelatins.
2.Add boiling water; stir until gelatins completely dissolve.
3.Chill until lukewarm, about 20 min.
4.Meanwhile, gently pull straws to extend to full length; place in tall
5.Blend cream and food coloring with the lukewarm gelatin mixture.
6.Pour into container, filling straws.
7.Chill until gelatin is firm, at least 8 hours, or cover and chill up to
8.Pull straws from container (if using a carton, tear carton away from
9.Pull straws apart; run hot tap water for about 2 seconds over 3 to 4
straws at a time.
10.Starting at the empty ends, push worms from straws with rolling pin, or
use your fingers; lay worms on waxed
paper-lined baking sheets.
11.Cover and chill until ready to use, at least 1 hour or up to 2 days.
12.Worms will hold at room temp. up to 2 hours.
Per worm: 17 cal., 42% (7.2 cal. from fat; 0.4 g. protein; 0.8 g fat (0.5 g
sat.); 2 g carbo.; 6.8 mg sodium; 3 mg chol.
Makes about 100, including a few casualties.
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