Recipe by MSR
British Tradition! Yummy year round, good prezzies at x-mas, and brilliant in stockings.
Top Review by Cathleen Colbert
Something's missing. There is no way this stuff is going to thicken. The measurements are a bit weird, neither US or metric. Now I have a pan with 2 pounds of sugar and no idea what to do.
- 2 lbs granulated sugar
- 3⁄4 pint water
- 3 ounces liquid glucose or 3 ounces light corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder or 1 teaspoon red food coloring
- nice clean white string or kitchen twine
Directions See How It's Made
- Put the sugar and water into a pan, and heat gently until the sugar is dissolved.
- Add glucose, and boil until 240 degrees Fahrenheit/105 centigrade.
- Take from heat, and allow to cool until it starts to thicken.
- When cool enough to handle, work in the coloring, if you are using it, and knead it.
- Pat out into a square.
- Separate fondant into equal parts (1 inch squares work really well.).
- COVER! in a bowl, in a freezer bag, anything so it won't dry out. It gets irritating when it's dried out --
- Roll each piece between hands till it's nice and smooth.
- Stick the tails into the fondant.
- Shape into mice-shapes.
- Take a tiny bit of fondant, work in the cocoa powder or food coloring to make noses.Pink or brown noses :) your choice!
- Place on parchment and let dry for 24 hours. Keeps for ages, just keep them cool, dry, separate.