I was wondering if anyone had a really good fondant recipe where the fondant is actually edible. I tried making MM fondant a few times but it was too sweet for my liking. Any advice would be greatly appreciated
I've tried several types fondant and my favorite is Debbie Brown's recipe. It's very soft and easy to work with (great if you're a slow decorator), and can easily be flavored. Just put in a few drops of extract (I usually use vanilla), and it tastes great. I think it's still sweet from the powdered sugar, but tastes much better with the extract.
Here's the recipe:
1 egg white made up from meringue powder
2 tbsp liquid glucose
4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
a little Crisco
Put the egg white and glucose in a bowl, using a warm spoon for the glucose.
Sift the powdered sugar into the bowl, adding a little at a time and stirring until the mixture thickens.
Turn out on to a work surface dusted with powdered sugar and knead the paste until soft, smooth and pliable. If the paste is a little dry and cracked, fold in a little vegetable fat and knead again.
Store in a ziplock bag.