Gumpaste recipe


– 1 egg white
– 1 tablespoon unflavoured gelatine
– 1 tablespoon glucose
– 3 teaspoon gum tragacanth
– 3 teaspoon Crisco shortening
– 2 tablespoon water
– 17,6oz sifted icing sugar

Pour gelatine in water and leave to soak for 15 minutes. Dissolve gelatine with a spoon over low heat, add glucose and vegetable shortening and mix well. Remove from heat and whisk well with icing sugar and gum tragacanth. Incorporate the egg whites, whisking for about ten seconds.
Put gumpaste on a plan and work with icing sugar until it stops sticking to the plan. Ready to use. Wrap in plastic wrap and store in refrigerator.

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