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Wonka’s Three-Course Dinner Gum


  • Author: Bryton Taylor
  • Yield: 1/4 lb

Ingredients

gum making kit [kit includes gum pellets, corn syrup, powdered sugar]*
liquid blueberry flavouring**

powdered Cup-of-Soup mix [tomato flavour]- 80g sachet

instant (dehydrated) mashed potato

thinly sliced roast beef [for sandwiches]

You’ll also need:*

wax paper

disposable, microwavable mixing containers

wooden stirring sticks

coffee grinder


Instructions

Dehydrate roast beef slices

Turn on oven to 100C. Place roast beef slices on a baking tray and place in oven for 1-2 hours until the meat is dry. The meat is ready when it feels crispy with no flexibility to any part.***

Break meat into rough chunks with your fingers.

Wipe out the coffee grinder before placing in the meat.

Grind meat until it becomes a fine powder. You don’t want any larger flecks so either blend until powder or remove before using.

Store it into an airtight container in a cool, dark place until you’re ready for use. 

Making the Gum

As we are making three separate gum flavours, split bubble gum kit ingredients into three, discarding the bubble gum flavouring.

~14g pellets, 38g powdered sugar and ~1 tsp corn syrup

Lay down 30cm of wax paper to cover your work space.

Pour out powdered sugar onto the wax paper and make a well in the centre.

In the disposable cup, put in the 14g of pellets, 1tsp of corn syrup, and 1/3tsp of your flavour. Put the cup into the microwave and zap it in 10 sec increments until gum ingredients have melted [total time typically 20-30 sec]

With the wooden spoon, stir until mixed together.

Pour mixture into the powdered sugar well and stir with the wooden spoon.

Once the mixture is touchable and less sticky, pick it up with clean hands and knead it together.

Add a little line of food gel and knead until blended.

If the gum becomes too hard, place on a small piece of baking paper and microwave for 5 secs.

Roll out and cut into thin strips.

Clean up your space, toss out the used disposable cups and stirrers and start again with your next flavour with clean cups, paper and stirrers.

Wrap your gum strips in wax paper or foil to store. Complete your three course gum kit with the printable packaging. 

Notes

* Copernicus Bubblegum Kit can be purchased on Amazon. This kit does contain some wax paper, a wooden stir stick and a paper cup, however, you’ll need more for this recipe.

**You can find liquid blueberry flavouring in the cooking section or a beer making store. You can also make your own infusion with ¼ cup of vodka and blueberries, letting them soak for 1-2 weeks.

***Err on the side of caution and make sure all moisture is removed from roast beef to ensure food-borne microbes can’t grow.