I know that chocolate fondant can be very easy as well as very tricky to make.
I made some recently and was going to post the recipe next week. However, I have one of my blog fans Turtle who has been requesting it for a while now and hasn’t been very satisfied with her results.
I hope this recipe works better for her and comes in time for her project.
Chocolate Fondant or Chocolate Sugar Paste
Makes about 1 kg fondant plus.
3 tbsp gelatine
1 1/4 tbsp glycerine
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 cup corn syrup
3 tbsp butter (45 grams)
2 tsp Vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup – Coco Powder (180 grams)
5 1/2 cup powder Sugar plus (600 grams or more )
Soak the gelatine in cream for 2 to 3 minutes. Place in the microwave for one min. Make sure the gelatine is completely dissolved.
Add the butter and continue to stir. The heat in the mixture should be enough to melt the butter.
Next add the corn syrup, gelatine, vanilla. I used dark vanilla so the color is brown
In a clean bowl. Sift the cocoa power, powdered sugar and salt. Use a whisk and mix thoroughly.
Strain the liquid mixture in the center of the bowl. Straining makes sure you do not have any undissolved particles in the liquid. They do stand out in the brown paste.
Continue to mix and knead lightly until you have a dough. Do not add more powder sugar unless needed.
You should have a nice pliable dough. It might be still a bit tacky or sticky but ones the gelatine sets it will be easy to work with.
Note: adding too much powder sugar will make the dough very tough and difficult to knead.
I just used this fondant on my Pirate ship cake and it was very easy to work with.
I do hope you find this recipe easy to work too.Do let me know your results.