Ginger Clay? Does anyone have a recipe?
One of our readers has asked how to make "Ginger Clay" and I don't know, so we've been trying to figure it out. Here's what we know:
They discussed "ginger clay" on the Chew episode last December in the segment on the National Gingerbread Competition.
They reported, "The round table was made from ginger clay, which is like modeling clay, only edible."
I gathered it was made up of gum arabic, water and ground up gingerbread from the segment which I actually saw.
Another visitor to our site last year asked about a "Recipe for stamped gingerbread?", saying "I've heard, but have not found, a recipe for gingerbread that is composed in part of crumbled gingerbread and gum arabic with another unknown ingredient."
So it must be a combination of gum paste ingredients and crumbled gingerbread OR, more likely, a combination of gum paste and gingerbread dough ingredients. I'm guessing you don't actually cook the gingerbread and then crumble it up but, instead, make the wet dough, crumble it up, and then add gum arabic and possibly gelatin and/or water until you get it to the right consistency?
I wish I had time to play around with this and figure it out!
Does anyone else know? We'd LOVE your help!