Originally Posted by luckyblueeye
I just wanted to post a Thank You to Michele for generously sharing her recipe with everyone. I'm totally new...to everything. I've made the basic MMF recipe a few times and wanted to try something different today. The taste was excellent! The fondant is still wrapped up and resting...can't wait to try it tomorrow.
1 question: it took about an hour for the mix to cool down to lukewarm (I had to look it up, didn't trust my hands)...I let it cool down to 105 F. Can this be done faster with ice against the outside of the measuring cup, put it in the fridge etc or will it affect the end result?
This will sound kind of crazy, but I have never really timed how long it takes to cool. If I plan to use it the next day I will bake my cakes and do a variety of other things while it sits. I stop by from time to time to stir it. There are times that I completely forget about it. If it's late in the day I cover it and put it in the fridge. The next day I warm it in the microwave, usually 2 minutes on high then 30 second intervals until warm and smooth.
If you use an ice bath, stir constantly. The sides could gel too quickly and will need to be warmed again. If you use the fridge then stir it often. The time will depend on the temperature of your refrigerator.
I'm sorry I'm not much help. I'm really not all that conventional when I cook. I play almost every thing by ear, or rather by look and smell.
Most of the time a recipe is just an idea of something to make using what I have.
I hope you have happy caking.