i love your recipie and its the only one i use in my home bakery
thanks I was triying to find that recipe.....
one question is more smooth the finish that pastillage, because I made a recipe for figures that use 1 pound 10x, 4 tblps of water, 1 tblps of corn syroup or glucose and 1 tblps of unflavored gelatine....
In your recipe you state 2lb bag 10x powdered sugar. What does 10x mean? Sorry if it sounds like a stupid question but if I were to interpret it would be 2 lbs bags 10 times and I know 20 lbs of powdered sugar is to much. Thanks alot
I believe that 10X means that it has been sifted 10 times so it is super fine and mixes easier..hope that helps =)
10x is another way of saying powdered sugar.
sorry! fueyo is probably right. sifted 10 times. I however just use powdered sugar whenever it calls for 10x, so I use the terms interchangeably.
Just concerned about the egg whites? Could you use meringue powder with water for the equivalent amount instead?
I used meringue powder and it worked just fine. I love this gumpaste!!!
Where can i find Tylose?
Substituting for Meringue Powder sounds interesting ... what would be the amount needed and its process? thanks!
The measurement of sugar - Is it 1 lb or 2 lbs. Or is it approximately between 1 and 2. I really want to try this recepie but need to know before I do so I get it right
If I was to use Gum Tragacanth instead of tylose powder, would I still use the same amount (12 teaspoons)
How much meringue powder/water instead of egg whites??
one two pound bag.
the 10x refers to how many times it has been processed or ground up in order to obtain the powdery finish. (also contains cornstarch to prevent clumpong)
i use this recipe all the time and have had no problems with it as with the others i have tried. I live in the caribbean and this paste holds up well
Hi I was just wondering if it's necessary to add the bit of shortening at the end? I'm in Australia and shortening isn't easily come by.
BronnieJane; In my experience shortening makes the gumpaste much easier to handle and slightly more flexible. Can I suggest you sub a bit of whatever you have instead of shortening? In the UK we have Trex. Shortening is just a vegetable version of lard, you must have something along those lines..? But don't use lard- it goes rancid! Good luck :-)
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