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Gumpaste Recipe (Gum Tragacanth based)
- 1 pound 10x Confectioners Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon and ½ teaspoon Gum Tragacanth
- ¼ to 1/3 cup cold water
- 1 ½ teaspoon unflavored gelatin
- 1 Tablespoon shortening
- 3 Tablespoons glucose
Combine sugar and gum tragacanth in a large mixer bowl.
Soften gelatin in the cold water in a heatproof glass container.
Allow this to stand for 5-15 minutes. Melt shortening and cool a bit. To dissolve gelatin, place glass container with gelatin water mixture in hot water. Stir slightly until mixture becomes clear. It starts out looking like frosted glass and gradually melts to clear. This takes about 1minute and a half. Be careful not to overheat. Remove container from water; stir in glucose and shortening.
Attach mixer bowl to mixer platform. Add liquid mixture. Mix to combine. At first the mixture will be very soft, beat on medium speed about 5 minutes. The mixture will stiffen up. A plastic scraper helps remove the sticky, gooey mixture. The mixture will look like a big marshmallow. If you have used the full amount of water, the mixture will be soft, and likewise the mixture will be firmer with the minimum water added. Place in a greased airtight covered refrigerator container.
- 1 cup shortening
- ¾ cup oil
- 1 cup flour
Mix well and store in airtight container.
Does not need refrigeration.