Easy Marshmallow FondantPosted 14/10/2013 by Rebecca Cannon
It is really easy to make your own fondant and marshmallow fondant is amazing! It’s cheaper than the shop bought stuff and tastes so much better!
- 450g (1lb) marshmallows
- 900g (2lb) icing (confectioners) sugar
- 1 1/2 tbsp cooled boiled water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- Put the marshmallows into a microwaveable bowl and heat on high for 30 seconds.
- Add the cooled boiled water and the optional vanilla extract.
- Grease a large spoon with Trex (white vegetable fat) and stir.
- Continue to heat at 30 second intervals until the marshmallows have melted and are smooth.
- Slowly add the icing sugar in parts, stirring after each addition until combined.
- Grease hands and work surface. Turn out and knead until smooth and no longer sticky.
- Wrap tightly in clingfilm and leave to firm up, preferably overnight.
Try it! You’ll be surprised how easy it is to make!
Homemade marshmallow fondant will keep for a month or so if stored correctly. Always wrap your fondant tightly in clingfilm and keep in an airtight container – a clean, odour free lunch box is perfect. Fondant should never be refrigerated or frozen.
If your fondant is too soft, knead with some sifted icing (confectioners) sugar.
If your fondant is hard and crumbly, microwave it for a few seconds until softened. Do not add more water or you’ll end up with a sticky, sloppy mess. Remember to remove the clingfilm before popping it in the microwave!