Fondant Filling For Chocolate Bon Bon
(Colorado Springs, CO)
Now that I finally got down how to make fondant, I wanted to now make an orange flavor filling made out of the fondant that I just made.
I melted down the fondant in a double boiler. Then I took two oranges and shaved some of the outside rind with a small grater.
I peeled the orange, cut it down and put it in a food processor (the food processor may not have been necessary). Then I sifted that through some cheese cloth. I cooked up the juice to cook off the water.
Once it was cooked down, I also put some of the rind in the melted fondant. I mixed it all up. It tastes great.
But my problem now is that the fondant is too runny with the added orange juice. I thought maybe it will get thicker again once it cooled. But it does not look like it.
I would like it to be a paste like. How do I get it to thicken?
I wanted this to be all natural and no additive flavoring. But there are some all natural ones out there. If I were to use that, I would only have to use a few drops of a all natural flavoring. That might be the answer.
But I thought that I would still write and get your opinions. Is there a way that I can thicken up my filling?
Thank you.. Mandy
I'm thrilled with your enthusiasm and the great progress you are making in your candy making ventures. You're doing wonderfully well.
How about using some powdered sugar (also called icing sugar or confectioner's sugar) to knead into the fondant to thicken it back up? It should work okay, the question is whether or not you will like the resulting flavor as much as you do now.
Keep us posted on your experiments and progress. We can all learn together. :)