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post #16 of 19
I'm just starting to work with isomalt

In a home kitchen- how do you heat your isomalt and how do you keep it heated as you work?

The dome sounds like an interesting project! Good luck!
post #17 of 19
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Since I don't have a heat lamp, warming box or anything other than a great thermometer, I will be heating my pre-prepped (see below) Isomalt in the microwave then pouring.


I prepared 2 lbs. of isomalt and than let it harden. I broke up the slab and put it in zip-lock bags in an airtight container with silica gel. When I need it I just pop it in the microwave and its already balanced with the water. The more you microwave isomalt the harder it will get to use. You cook out the water every time it gets liquid at all. After a few times heated in the microwave you may need to re-hydrate it. Weigh the isomalt, melt it, and add 5-10% water to it again.
I was told that when you add water to liquid or very hot isomalt do it VERY SLOWLY. Otherwise it can get under the isomalt and cause steam and explode liquid sugar all over. It sputters and spits a lot when you add the water, mixing is not necessary. Pour after sizzling stops.
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post #18 of 19
After you melt your isamalt put the pan in a bowl of water to stop the cooking and let the pan rest 5 minutes on a towel. This will help settle out the air bubbles.

I would recomend pouring the isamalt over an inverted bowl on a cake rack. After it sets it will release. You can clean up the edges of your dome with a blow touch.

Hope this helps - best of luck!
post #19 of 19
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Welcome to CC Ibake!

Thank you, will the Isomalt release by itself, or do I need to spray the bowl with canola spray?
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