basic fondant

Categories
Candy
Information
Yield
1 servings
MeasureIngredient
3 pounds Granulated sugar
2 ounces Powdered glucose
¾ each Pt water

YIELD: 3 POUNDS

Put the sugar, water and gllucose in a saucepan and dissolve the sugar and glucose over a low heat, stirring all the time. When the sugar is completely dissolved, bring the syrup slowly to a boil. Boil to 240, without stirring. Remove from the heat and leave until all the bubbles have disappeared from the surface. Sprinkle a little water on a baking sheet and pour the syrup onto it. As the syrup touches the cold, damp surface, it wil start to thicken. Leave to cool until a skin starts to form around the edges. Using a wooden spatula, collect the edges into the center and work the mixture in a figure eight movement. It will gradually shrink into a hard, crystaline white lump. Once this is achieved, scrape the fondant off the sheet and knead with your hands until smooth and even textured, soft and pliable. If possible, the fondant should be left for 2-3 days before use; in fact, it will keep for up to 6 weeks if necessary-which is why it is worth making a large quantity at once.

Put the fondant in a polythene container with an airtight lid, cover the surface closely with clingfilm and seal the lid on tightly. The clingfilm prevents the surface from srying out-if the surface does harden, it wil spoill the fondant. In hot weather, keep the fondant in the refrigerator. When you take out part of the fondant for use, be sure to press the clingfilm down over the surface again to keep out the air, and to reseal the box tightly. Harrods Book of Chocolates and Other Edible Gifts by Gill Edden ISBN: 1-85627-579-5 Typed by Carolyn Shaw 1-95

Submitted By CAROLYN SHAW On 01-21-95

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