Making Fondant from Scratch

As my good friend Girija will testify I love fondant. My family loves it even more and the boys can never get enough of it when she bakes a cake for us! So while I picked up how to use fondant from her I was a bit concerned about the fact that she used ready made fondant which may not be so readily available in the next place of posting.

That's when the universe brought another friend literally to my home to teach me how to make fondant from scratch. Here's the recipe. I didn't get any pictures of the process done coz by the time I thought about it, the fondant was ready. Will get some pics the next time I make it. Till then you have the recipe and the finished product.

Ingredients


500 gms Icing Sugar (solar brand preferably)
2 teaspoons Gelatin
3 tablespoons Water
4 teaspoons Liquid Glucose
2 teaspoons Glycerine
1 teaspoon CMC powder
1 teaspoon Butter

Method


1. Sieve Icing sugar and CMC powder together and put aside.

2. Soak gelatin in bowl with water for five minutes. Microwave for 10 seconds to dissolve well.

3. Add the glycerine, liquid glucose and butter to the gelatin and water mix. Microwave again to mix well.

4. Add to icing sugar and knead in to a dough. Now begin stretching and kneading it for 10 minutes.

5. Colour it as you wish with gel colours and store in a cling film and air tight container.

You can play around with the dough and make whatever shapes you like. I used some fondant cutter I had to make flowers and leaves.



Celery Rice Salad

A friend of mine recently posted a recipe on her FB group for Minty Brown Rice and Kiwi Salad. That got me thinking about making a healthy lunch for myself and this is the result.

Ingredients

Three leaves of Iceberg lettuce, shredded
One kakdi or cucumber (Kheera) if unavailable, chopped
One tomato, chopped
Three tablespoons of chopped coriander leaves
Two stalks of celery, chopped
A cup of cooked white rice
Salt and pepper to taste
Garlic powder about quarter spoon
Vinaigrette dressing, one spoon
Honey two spoonfuls

Method

Add everything to a bowl and mix well. 


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