Nicholas Lodge's Tylose Gumpaste ... ???

Baking By Mikel79 Updated 29 Jan 2010 , 6:48pm by Joanne1944

Mikel79 Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 1:14pm
post #1 of 6

Hi all!

I hope that someone reading this has made this recipe before. I have a question about one of his instructions:

"Adding enough of the reserved powdered sugar to form soft but not sticky dough."

His instructions before this tell me to keep 1 cup of reserved powdered sugar to the side for this step. My question is, do I add the entire 1 cup of reserved sugar to the paste as I knead it in, or do I just add enough until it is the correct consistency??

I appreciate your help!!

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Joanne1944 Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 1:22pm
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I just made some yesterday. I add a little powdered sugar at a time and knead until it is the right consistency. I didn't use all the powdered sugar. It seems to vary each time I make it, maybe depending on the humidity.
I love this gumpaste. It is my favorite.

ibmoser Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 4:42pm
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I rarely use the entire reserved cup. Just knead in enough to keep it from sticking to your hands. It is my favorite recipe, too thumbs_up.gif

Mikel79 Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 6:16pm
post #4 of 6

I appreciate the help!

One more question. Do you wait the full 24 hours in the fridge before use? I am going to be shy a few hours of the 24 mark, will I be ok?


icer101 Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 6:25pm
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i do like the others... but ... i use lite coating of shortening on my hands.. sometimes.. i don,t even need to use any of the extra sugar. sometimes i do.. i put the shortening on my hands.. and it helps so much to get all the dough from the mixer.. hth

Joanne1944 Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 6:48pm
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You will be just fine on not waiting the full 24 hours. I have used this fondant right after I made it, but I like it better after it has been in the fridge a few hours. Overnight is even better.

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