Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Homemade Marshmallows

Theses are so good I will never buy another Marshmallow again. Although I havn’t tried to roast these yet but I think they would work fine

Homemade Marshmallows

1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup corn syrup
2 ½ TBLS (3 packets) gelatin powder
1 cup ice water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (could instead use cinnamon, raspberry, mint, peppermint , strawberry, or other flavors)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup powdered sugar + 1/4 cup corn starch, mixed
Mix 1/2 cup of the water with the gelatin powder in the bowl of your mixer. Let sit.
In a thick-bottomed pot put the corn syrup, sugar, salt, and the rest of the water. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes over medium heat. Remove the Cook until the temperature reaches 240 degrees or soft-ball stage Fahrenheit (7-8 minutes), stirring constantly. Remove from heat as soon as the temperature is met.
Turn the mixer on low and pour the syrup mixture into the gelatin using a rubber scraper (or spatula) to get every last drop from the pan. Now turn the mixer up to high speed. Whip until the mixture looks like Cool Whip or marshmallow cream (light, fluffy, and heavenly) which takes about 12-13 minutes. Add the vanilla. (or whatever flavoring you like during the last minute of whipping) I think if you need marshmallow cream, this is when you use it but I have not tried that yet.

While that’s happening, prepare a 13″X9″ (with tall metal sides) with cooking spray. Dust with the corn starch and powdered sugar mixture until all the sides are thoroughly coated. Now spray your rubber scraper or spatula with cooking spray (I use a spray bottle with oil to save money but do your own thing), and use it to scrape the gelatin mixture into the prepared pan. Now dust the top with the rest of the corn starch and powdered sugar. Let sit overnight at room temperature. Turn out on a large piece of wax paper and use a pizza wheel dipped in the powdered sugar mixture to cut into squares. Dust the squares in corn starch and powdered sugar so that all sides are coated. Store in an airtight container for a week or so.

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