Ann Reardon

Recipe for home-made fondant (sugar paste)

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Fondant Recipe Ingredients

1/2 cup or 176g (6.21 ounces) glucose syrup
1 tablespoon or 15ml glycerin
1 tablespoon or 14g (0.49 ounces) gelatin
1 tablespoon or 15ml water
900g (31.75 ounces) or 7 cups plus 2 Tbsp pure icing sugar
Extra 1-2 teaspoons of water as needed

Fondant Recipe Directions

Place the glucose syrup and glycerin in a heatproof bowl.
Sprinkle the gelatin over the top and then add the water. Leave the mixture for 1 minute for the gelatin to swell and soften.
Microwave for 30 seconds, stir and repeat until mixture is clear.

fondant recipe for sugar paste

Sieve icing sugar into large mixing bowl and pour in the glucose mixture.
Mix on low speed with electric mixer using a dough hook. If needed add the additional 1-2 teaspoons of water.

sugar paste fondant recipe
Once it forms a ball in the bowl tip onto the bench and continue to kneed until smooth.

If not using immediately wrap in plastic and then store in a ziplock bag.

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    Hi – is the glycerine for cooking the same as the glycerine that you find in the cosmetics section? I have checked my local Woolies and Coles and the only glycerine they sell is in the cosmetics section manufactured by Sanofi. A search on the internet is giving conflicting advice. Thanks!

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