fondant


fondant

fondant [fon-duh nt; French fawn-dahn] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a thick, creamy sugar paste, the basis of many candies.
  2. a candy made of this paste.

Origin of fondant 1875–80; French: literally, melting, present participle of fondre to melt, found3 Examples from the Web for fondant Historical Examples of fondant

  • It is not necessary that all of the fondant be worked up at once.

    Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5

    Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

  • If preferred these may be dipped in fondant, or left as they are.

    Candy-Making at Home

    Mary M. Wright

  • Fondant should cool quickly after it has been poured out on a platter or slab.

    Candy-Making at Home

    Mary M. Wright

  • This is especially good if the fondant is colored rose or pink.

    Candy-Making at Home

    Mary M. Wright

  • Fill up the depressions or holes with jelly, marmalade or fondant.

    Candy-Making at Home

    Mary M. Wright

  • British Dictionary definitions for fondant fondant noun

    1. a thick flavoured paste of sugar and water, used in sweets and icings
    2. a sweet made of this mixture

    adjective

    1. (of a colour) soft; pastel

    Word Origin for fondant C19: from French, literally: melting, from fondre to melt, from Latin fundere; see found ³ Word Origin and History for fondant n.

    1877, from French fondant, noun use of present participle of fondre “to melt” (see found (v.2)).

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