Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is an excellent fondant filling to be dipped in dark, milk or white chocolate. The recipe was handed down by my grandparents. This is a base and can be flavored before dipping. You will need a large marble slab or something comparable, a candy thermometer and candy paddles or a large spatula. The cooking time is short, but the molding takes some time. Do not stop molding once you start because if the sugar crystalizes, it will ruin the batch.
- 5 cups sugar
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 2⁄3-3⁄4 cup marshmallow cream
- 1. Combine butter, sugar, milk, cream and cream of tartar in a large, heavy saucepan.
- 2. Stir until sugar is all moistened.
- 3. Place on high heat and stir to make sure everything is combined.
- 4. Bring to a boil and DO NOT STIR after it begins to boil.
- 5. Gently lower thermometer into boiling syrup.
- 6. Periodically use a brush of water to go around the sides of pan to guide sugar crystals into syrup.
- 7. Continue to cook without stirring to 236°F.
- 8. Wipe off a large, cold marble slab with water (do not dry) and pour fondant on as soon as it hits 236°F.
- 9. Let it cool a few minutes, make sure heat is no longer coming off.
- 10. When the dents made by pressing your finger into it remain without filling immediately, it is ready to work.
- 11. Work lukewarm with large paddle or spatula into a ball, then spread thin and repeat. Incorporate marshmallow cream at this time.
- 12. When fondant starts to hold its shape, start kneading with your hands. It will become crumbly but keep working until it is smooth.
- 13. Once it is smooth, cover with plastic wrap and put into an airtight bowl in the fridge. It is best if kept for 1-2 weeks before flavoring.