Pastry chef Claire Saffitz is back in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen to attempt gourmet Jelly Belly jelly beans for her series Gourmet Makes.
We ruled out our chances of replicating the process about six minutes into the video, which is when Saffitz dipped a jelly bean into a tray of corn starch dozens and dozens of times to create just one sheet of little bean-shaped molds.
“I haven’t even really started yet,” she says. “This is just setting myself up.” Big yikes energy happening here.
Saffitz then sets out to plan which flavors she’ll make and settles on “buttered popcorn” (the best flavor) and “piña colada” as well as her own creations, “french toast” and “horchata.” …