Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fun with Gumpaste

source : Tiara & Syahran Cuppies

500 g icing sugar
1 tbsp gum tragacanth/ arabic gum / guar gum ( 10 g )
1 ½ tbsp cold water ( 25 ml )
2 tsp gelatin powder ( 8 g )
2 tsp liquid glucose ( 10 ml )
1 tbsp shortening ( 15 g )
1 egg white

Mix the icing sugar with the gum trag, and sieve. 
Put in a heavy duty mixer bowl.

Sprinkle the gelatine over the water, and wait until it becomes spongy. 
Then double boil until it turns into liquid again. 
Add the glucose, stir until it turns liquid too, then add in the shortening. 
Continue stirring until all are melted.

Remove from heat. Pour into the icing sugar, and mix in the egg white. 
Beat until the paste becomes white and elastic. 
Remove the gumpaste, put in an airtight container and let it rest for at least 12 hours before using.

To be kept in the fridge if not using. Will last for about a year.

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