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In this highly requested video I’m finally talking about everything you need to know about Isomalt.
Isomalt is a type of sugar alcohol, used primarily for its sugar-like physical properties. It has only a small impact on blood sugar levels and does not promote tooth decay. Its flavor is exactly the same as any sugar candy like a lollipop.
It is an odorless, white, crystalline substance containing about 5% water of crystallisation.
Isomalt is widely used for the production of sugar-free candy, especially hard-boiled candy, because it resists crystallisation much better than the standard combinations of sucrose and corn syrup. It is used in sugar sculpture for the same reason.
In comparison with sugar, Isomalt doesn’t absorb humidity from the ambience once it is well done. Another benefit is that it doesn’t crystalize and it is highly resistant to high temperatures maintaining its clear color.
The best way to prepare Isomalt is to simply bring it to 230F, then let it temper so you can shape it the way you prefer, for this you can use different tools to make amazing forms and figures. The longer you boil the isomalt the thinker it will get and this would be perfect for like the piñata cookies, sculpturing etc.
I really like to use the Ck Prodcuts Isomalt Crystals, there are different presentations, due to the demand of cookies I bake I buy it in bulk presentation, but I’m leaving you the links to the 1 and 5 lbs. I’ve been always asked the brand I use and I honestly highly recommend this one, since I’ve tried different ones but only this one gives me precisely the finish I need on my designs.
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