Wednesday, August 5, 2009

How to make Chocolate Fondant...

This recipe is for Nora. I always end up missing my students after they finish all their courses... I don't know! But after sharing so much cake and icing for about 4 months, there is that kind of a sweet bond...
Anyway, as I promise Nora, here is the recipe for making Chocolate Fondant. You need to start with a Chocolate Paste first (sometimes called Plastic Chocolate).
Chocolate Paste
500 gr. Chocolate
150 gr. Liquid glucose
50 gr. liquid sugar*
  1. Melt chocolate in double boiler, but do not overheat
  2. Combine glocose and liquid sugar in a bowl, and add to chocolate
  3. Stir mixture with wooden spoon until blended, but do not beat
  4. Transfer to a plastic bag and store for 24 hours at room temperature before using it. Do not place in the refrigerator.
  5. Before using it, knead the paste until pliable.

*Liquid Sugar (very easy to make, Nora)

  • 4 parts of sugar
  • 3 parts of water

Combine ingredients, bring to boil for 3 minutes. Cool to room temperature, and store in glass container. Keep cool but not refrigerated.

Now, with this chocolate paste, you could make chocolate roses, for example. But to cover a cake, I would mix the Chocolate Paste with regular fondant. Half fondant, half Chocolate Paste. The flavour is still very good!

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