I know there are thousands of posts about how long and how people store marshmallow fondant, but what do those of you who are SafeServe certified or have learned about storage of MMF in a food safety class??
How long can I store it and how? Anyone have food safety figures (i.e., in freezer: x months; at room temp.: y months)?
MMF isn't something really covered in your certification. I've never made it, but from what I can tell, there aren't any items in it which are open to time/temperature abuse.
I dont use MMF but from what i know it only includes marshmallows, 10X sugar and water? None of which need to be refrigerated or kept at a certain temp. Even once items are combined MMF's high sugar content makes it able to be kept and stored just as commercial fondant in a cool dry place. Commercial fondant has a 1 year shelf life however i wouldnt keep MMF for more than 6 months. Perhaps your recipe may include other ingredients if so please give details and I'll be better able to help.
I would base your shelf life on the experation date of the powdered sugar or marshmallows, which ever is earliest. Just to follow guidelines for certification. MMF isn't "time-temp" abuse recipe, but it does contain moisture which does leave it open to bacteria/fungus.
Just as an FYI, expiration dates are not set in stone. They are merely guidelines...especially when it comes to powdered sugar and such. Basically if it smells good and tastes good, then it is good. I know that powdered sugar does eventually get a stale taste, but it's sometimes months past the expiration date--and it depends on how it's been stored. Always put it in an airtight container.
Thanks everyone! brown_suga: no, there are no other ingredients in this recipe (marshmallows, water, powdered sugar and some shortening). I guess the shortening would be the earliest expiration.