Sugar mastic

Sugar mastic


  • powdered sugar - 600 grams,
  • water - 55-60 grams,
  • gelatin - 10 grams,
  • citric acid - 1 pinch
  • or lemon juice - 12 teaspoon
  • food dye - 0.5 tsp.

Soak gelatin in cold water necessarily so that it covers it completely.If domestic gelatin, then leave to swell for 45-60 minutes.And if, after the swelling will be excess water, then drain it.If you are using imported gelatin, it is enough to swell in just 15 minutes.

then prepared gelatin need to put in a water bath in a pan of water on the fire of the average power.Remove from heat when the gelatin is completely melted and become smooth.It is very important not to bring the gelatin solution to a boil, otherwise it will lose its gelling properties can burn slightly and acquire an unpleasant odor.

To prepare the mastic through a sieve to sift the powdered sugar.Pour it on the table or in a pan a slide, making it a recess to pour the gelatin and add lemon juice or citric acid.

Perform batch pastes up until the mixture is smooth a

nd elastic.It should not crumble or stick to hands.If the mass crumbles - add the lemon juice even if the stick - powdered sugar.The finished weight must be immediately packed in a plastic bag to prevent drying.

to paint the paste in different colors, used food dyes.For this separate part of the total weight of mastic, a finger to make a recess in it, pour a few drops of dye and roll on the board, lightly sprinkled with powdered sugar.Ready-painted pieces of mastic wrap the package.

author of the publication: Eduard Belousov

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