Marshmallow Fondant

by Dana
(Pekin, IL)

I made marshmallow fondant last night. At one point, it wasn't stretchy enough, so I added about 1/2 tablespoon water. Then it seemed like it was extremely sticky. I kept kneading and kneading it, and I kept greasing my hands with Crisco. I finally gave up and double wrapped it and put in a plastic bag and took as much air out of it as I could. Is it normal for it to be so sticky still? I kept adding sugar to it, but didn't want to add too much to dry it out.

From the editor:

Hi Dana,

Your fondant won't be very stretchy until it's rested for at least 12 hours. If anything, I would err on the slightly drier side when wrapping the fondant. You'll usually find that after it's rested, the sugar has had time to fully dissolve and often the problem has corrected itself. If not , knead again with a little crisco and it should smooth out.

The resting is the important step.

Good luck.

Regards,
Michelle (editor)

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