- 40 g cold water
- 3 tsp powdered gelatine, = exactly 10g
- 100 g liquid glucose, if very cold, warm slightly
- 15 g glycerine
- 600 g icing sugar, plus lots extra - pre 'sift' in the thermomix by mixing for several seconds on speed 6
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or essence, optional
- gum tragacanth or other hardening agents, if making modelling fondant
- few drops Food colouring, optional
· Weigh in the cold water to JUST 40g and then weigh in the 3tsp gelatin (should be 10g exactly). Set for 1 minute, 50-60 degrees (depending on coldness of weather) speed 3.
· Weigh in the glucose, glycerine +/- colour or vanilla.
· Cook a further 1 minute, 60 degrees on speed 3.
· Weigh in icing sugar – (at this point you add the appropriate amount of tragacanth if you are going to turn it into modeling fondant) combine ingredients for 5 seconds speed 6.
· Knead for 15 seconds.
· Tip onto prepared bench (Crisco or copha rub down or icing sugar on bench). It should be very heavy and sticky to tip out.
· Add 20g icing sugar to TM bowl and whizz for a few seconds on speed 7, to help remove the sticky fondant – knead this into your mix on the bench.
· If you are making more – you can just start again without cleaning the bowl unless you are using colours! Otherwise, add boiling water and blitz for 20 seconds speed 8.
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It's useful to watch a couple of You Tube tips before icing a cake with fondant for the first time. I will be experimenting a little with this recipe. I used rose water instead of water and it makes for a lovely "Turkish Delight" finish to the fondant.
Don't have an overhead fan running when rolling out your fondant - and a few seconds in the microwave helps to revitalise it if it has gotten dry.
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