Published by Kim, on June 10 2019
Made from sucrose, a derivative of beet sugar, isomalt is a solid, colorless, low - calorie sugar that can be easily tinted and flavored without compromising its shine and transparency. lt is in the form of crystal's, pellets or sticks and is often used to make homemade candies or edible decorations for pastries. So here is what you need to work it, the advantages and disadvantages of the three forms available on the market and some quick suggestions of decorations to achieve with this impressive material.
lsomalt as to be used at a rather high temperature, its use requires precise basic material. All tools used must be imperatively silicone to facilitate their maintenance and resist the heat of the product once melted. You must be sure to have a container, a spatula, a mat, some gloves and a silicone mold (if you want a precise shape) before starting the work.
Pellets, crystals or sticks, you have a choice ... pellets and sticks work the same way. they are already available in color, they are ready to melt and go in the microwave but are more expensive. Crystals on the other hand are less expensive, but they are generally colorless, should be diluted with water, heated to a temperature of 167 degrees and cooled at 65 degrees before being used. Once melted, it is possible to color the isomalt with a simple gel food coloring and flavor it with any kind of essence no matter its shape.
The translucent aspect of the isomalt is ideal for the making of corals, precious stones, abstract shapes or structures, ice cubes, angel hair, bubbles, lollipops or sweets ...
There you have lt, all that's is left to do is to impress your guests with your magnificent sweet decorations. . . .