Help With Marshmallow Fondant

Baking By cakersjoy Updated 13 Feb 2010 , 1:31pm by Bitsyga

cakersjoy Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 12:13am
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I am making marshmallow fondant. The fondant is not dry or sticky, but as i am kneading the fondant it is wanting to crack and crumble. It is not smooth or elastic. I have tried adding crisco, water and powdered sugar at different points but nothing is working.at times fondant feels greasy. Help!!!

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Deb_ Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 12:37am
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Try putting it in the microwave for 10 second intervals....kneeding it in between but be careful for hot spots.

Usually 10 seconds does it for me. It will smooth out, it just takes a little patience.

Bitsyga Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 1:31pm
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Maybe you could try a different recipe. I find the following recipe foolproof.

1 pound mini marshmallows
2 T. water
2 pounds confectioners sugar (sifted)
Crisco for greasing

Grease bowl; melt marshmallows and 2 T. water slowly in microwave. Do it in 30 second intervals. Place 3/4 of the powdered sugar in with melted marshmallows.

Grease hands and board; dump mixture on greased board and knead.

Add rest of powdered sugar (I don't use all the rest) and keep kneading. It usually takes 5-8 minutes of kneading to get it to the right consistency. If mixture tears, add water 1/2 T. at a time.

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