Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Homemade Marshmallows

Yes, you read that right. My friend, Rebecca, made homemade marshmallows. Can you believe it?? I love marshmallows so I am not sure if this is a good idea or not.  Seriously, look at those things. They look amazing.

0.75 oz unflavored gelatin (3 envelopes of Knox gelatin)
1/2 c cold water
2 c granulated sugar
2/3 c light corn syrup
1/4 c water
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp vanilla extract

Line 13 x 9 pan with plastic warp and lightly oil. Set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water. Soak for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine sugar, corn syrup ,and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring mixture to a rapid boil and boil hard for 1 minute. Pour the boiling syrup over the soaked gelatin and turn on the mixer, using the whisk attachment to high speed. Add the salt and beat for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes, slowly add vanilla and beat to incorporate. Scrape marshmallow into the prepared pan and spread evenly. (Lightly greasing your hands and the spatula helps.) Take another piece of lightly oiled plastic wrap and press lightly on top of the marshmallow creating a seal. Let mixture sit for a few hours or overnight until cooled and firmly set. In a shallow dish combine equal parts of cornstarch and powdered sugar. Remove marshmallow from pan and cut into equal pieces with scissors. Dredge each piece of marshmallow in the powdered sugar mixture. Store in airtight container. 

Recipe courtesy: Rebecca L of Ohio

1 comment:

Unknown said...

wow sono buonissimi !! complimenti