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Fondant

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The fondant is a candy made from sugar paste. Thick and creamy, the fondant is a cooked candy and is flavored with vanilla. Sweetened with added corn sirup, the fondant can be shaped into small balls by hand and served as dessert candies.
Ingredients
  Granulated sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Corn syrup 2 Tablespoon
  Cream of tartar 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING
1.Put the sugar, corn syrup and water in a saucepan and heat slowly
2.Do not let it begin to boil until the sugar is dissolved
3.Wash down the sides of the pan with a fork wrapped in a damp cloth or else cover and cook for two or three minutes so that the steam will carry down the crystals that have been thrown on the side of the pan
4.Remove the cover and continue to boil slowly without stirring to the soft-ball stage (238° F.)
5.While cooking, keep the cover on part of the time so the steam can help to keep the crystals washed down
6.Remove from the fire and pour at once on large platters or slabs which have been dipped into cold water, and let it stand until it is lukewarm
7.Add vanilla
8.Stir with a fork until creamy; then knead with the hands until it is smooth and free from lumps.
9.Fondant is better if allowed to ripen for several days before being used
10.It may be wrapped in waxed paper and put into a tightly covered jar
11.When it is to be used for centers of dipped bonbons the centers should be shaped by hand or in molds and allowed to stand in the air until the surface loses all stickiness
12.Then the shapes may be dipped into the coating
SERVING
13.Serve with strawberry ice cream

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
British
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Candy
Ingredient: 
Vanilla
Servings: 
4

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kittycatcutiepie's picture
Could I use Splenda or Stevia instead of sugar? I'm a diabetic, so fondant is way off-limits unless I can find a sugar-free fondant recipe