Thursday, August 16

CRAFT KITCHEN: Edible Marshmallow Clay

Ever have one of those days? The one where your not sure what you want to do? Love sculpting or have little ones who do? Try making edible clay, not only is it a great way to be creative but dessert will never be the same again!

Edible clay is actually just a modified fondant which will create stiffer end product than traditional fondant.

This will make 1 pound clay

You will need:

3 cups miniature marshmallows
3 cups powdered sugar
1 tbsp butter, diced into tiny pieces
1 1/2 tsp milk
Paste food coloring

Let us begin:

In a large microwaveable bowl add marshmallows, butter, and milk

Microwave on high for 1 minute. The marshmallows should appear slightly melted and puffy. If not return to microwave for 10 sec increments until they appear slightly melty and puffy.

Stir contents of bowl to a smooth texture.

Add in 2 cups powdered sugar and stir. It will appear as if it does not want to mix in, just keep working at it for a few moments and it will form a ball around spoon.

Sprinkle a board with 1/2 cup powdered sugar.

Turn out mixture onto surface and begin to knead.

Kneading until no longer sticky and smooth.
-you may need to add more sugar to the board, use the reserved 1/2 for this trying not to add more than a total of 3 cups

Once it feels good. Divide and color.

To color, place a very small amount of coloring on the clay and kneading until uniform in color.

Store in sealed plastic wrap in refrigerator, bringing to room temperature to use.

After shaping figure, place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to firm up.