I’m not a huge user of fondant, but from time to time I feel like making something with fondant. The high prices of ready-to-use fondant and the long list of ingredients, are just 2 reasons for me not being a real fan.
For the past couple of days though, I’ve been in the mood to explore more fondant and read a lot of recipes. Some for regular sugary fondant and some for marshmallow based fondant. The last one sounded fun to make, and I decided to try.
I based my trial on a recipe from candy.about.com and got some white marshmallows with not too many ingredients…
I adjusted the recipe to half the amount of everything called for, as I did not need a big amount of fondant.
My final recipe is:
2 cups small marshmallows (4oz, 120 gram)
1 tbsp. water
1.5 cups powdered sugar
Food coloring – if needed
Combine the marshmallows and water in a bowl and placed in the microwave for 1 minute. Make sure the marshmallows are puffy and melting soft. With a rubber spatula stir the marshmallows until you get a very smooth (sticky) cream consistency. Add the color you like, and mix well.
Here is where the fun begins. Add 1/4 cup powdered sugar and mix well. Continue adding 1/4 cups of powdered sugar until you get a smooth dough like consistency or as my kids defined it- feeling like a huge bubble gum. It is fun to mix-in the powdered sugar. Best to give yourself enough room to knead in the powdered sugar. Take your time and check that it is nice to work with and not too sticky. To shape the dough, dust some more sugar powder on your work surface.
It is fun, fast and easy to make. No more store-bought fondant in this kitchen…
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