(Sterling Heights, MI)
Place Marshmallows In A Greased Microwave Safe Bowl
Why is my marshmallow fondant lumpy?
I have made the marshmallow fondant recipe below a total of 5 times. The first three times it turned out perfectly, then the last two times I had powdered sugar lumps all throughout my fondant.
I followed the same recipe and procedure every time, so I don't understand why this happened.
I never sifted the sugar on the first 4 batches but I did sift it the last time to see if that would help. It didn't - still lumpy.
Perhaps I didn't add enough water or stir the marshmallows enough? Please help!
Marshmallow Fondant Recipe
- 16 oz marshmallows
- 2-5 tablespoons water
- 1.5-2 pounds powdered sugar
- shortening (for hands, bowl, and work surface)
- Grease your microwave safe bowl with some of the shortening and then melt the marshmallows and 2 tablespoons water in microwave stirring at 30 seconds intervals until melted. Total time is approx 2.5 minutes.
- Place 3/4 of the sugar on a well greased table. make a well in the powdered sugar and pour the melted marshmallow on top. use a plastic scraper to slowly incorporate the sugar. (Alternatively, you can start by incorporating the powdered sugar into the bowl of melted marshmallows and then turning it onto the table).
- Grease your hands well and start kneading the mixture for about 8 mins. adding powdered sugar as necessary.
- If it seems too dry, add 1/2 tablespoon of water at a time.
The marshmallow fondant recipe looks right, and since you know that you have already achieved success with it on a few occasions that shouldn't be a problem.
I would suggest that sifting the powdered sugar is definitely a good idea and probably should always be done when making fondant. Since that alone didn't get rid of your lumps, the only thing I can think of is that you probably need to knead the fondant a bit longer.
Anyone else have any suggestions???