Sep 29, 2021

Gum Paste



Bloom the gelatin in the water for 5 to 10 minutes. Melt over a hot water bath.

Add the glucose and shortening. Warm until all the shortening melts. (The mixture should be hot.)

In a 5-quart bowl, sift together the sugar and the gum tragacanth. Add the gelatin mixture all at once and mix until it comes together.

Blend in a mixer on medium speed with the paddle attachment for 5 minutes. (The right consistency should be soft but not wet.)

Remove from the mixer and quickly knead together on a work surface rubbed with a small amount of shortening. Wrap tightly in 2 layers of plastic wrap.

Written by Ginger Cook