There's something tragically beautiful about fall...
Today I made gumpaste flowers.
People often ask what's in Gumpaste flowers... Honestly, despite making batches of it, I didn't really know. Glucose, Gum-tex, and powdered sugar... but what does that mean?
Checked the ingredients (correction: ingredient) on glucose and it's just corn syrup! Say what?!
Gum-Tex's ingredient is Karaya Gum. According to an ever-so-reliable source (Wikipedia), Karaya Gum is made from trees of the genus Sterculia. Hm... interesting.
But dyed, rolled...
...and dried, they make beautiful decoration for cakes and cupcakes! And kids just LOVE eating them!
Also made some rolls in the bread-maker today... So simple and yet so delicious!
1 c. scalded milk
4 Tb. butter
3 1/2 c. flour
4 Tb. sugar
1 ts. salt
2 scant ts. yeast
Put first 5 ingredients in bread machine in order given. Pour salt around the outside edges of the ingredients. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in yeast. Set for the mix and first rise cycle, then knead on a floured board and form into approx. 15 rolls. Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes.