Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Easy Homemade marshmallow

 As the Arabic proverb says , travel has seven advantages . I can add one ,which is : Making corn syrup-free Marshmallows as you don't have corn syrup in Italy :)
With only five ingredients + a hand mixer + some patients you can have your marshmallows in only 30 minutes plus 3 hours :)

Things I hadn't used :
  1. A stand mixer
  2. A candy thermometer 
  3. Corn syrup

Homemade Heart Marshmallows with NO Corn Syrup

Partially inspired from  frugalkiwi

1 tbsp gelatine powder.
1/4 cup cool water
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 + 1/8 cup water.
1 tbsp honey
1/8 tsp kosher salt
1/4 vanilla bean, seeds removed or 1/4 tsp vanilla extract (may substitute any extract here).
Food coloring.

For cutting:
1/8 cup cornstarch
1/8 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp cocoa, optional

  •  In a small bowl, stir together corn starch and powdered sugar, and cocoa if using. Set aside.
  • Prepare a pan: Grease and dust a baking dish or cookie pan with a rim.
  • Combine cool water and gelatine in a large bowl.
  • In a heavy saucepan, combine water, vanilla sugar, honey and salt. Bring to rolling boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until hard ball stage. And here is my trick --- click on this Video to know how to identify the hard ball stage without a candy thermometer .
  • Turn on mixer at low speed. Slowly pour hot syrup into bowl containing the gelatin/water mix. Splatters hurt! Mix until thoroughly combined, and then turn mixer to high , add your color. Beat until very thick and fluffy , about 12-15 minutes with a hand electric  mixer.
  •  Spread evenly into prepared pan, and cool overnight or at least 3-4 hours before slicing. To slice, remove entire sheet of mallows to a sugar/cornstarch dusted cutting board. Grease a very sharp knife or scissors or a cookie cutter like I did , and cut into desired size. Toss with remaining powdered sugar mixture until all sides are evenly coated and no longer sticky.
    Will keep for 2-3 weeks in an airtight container.

 Enjoy !


The Twisted Tine said...

Just wanted to drop a note to say that your mallows look fantastic! :) We love 'em...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipe!!! I´m from Argentina and we don´t have corn syrup either!!

Anonymous said...

Hi! Thanks for the recipe. Im a vegetarian but I am planning on making these for my dad for Christmas. I dont have a hand mixer so do you think it would work if I just used my whisk? Thanks. PS please get back to me asap because I am hopefully going to make these tomorrow. X

Unknown said...

Hi, would work as perfect as the stand mixer. Enjoy!!

Diii said...

Hi! Just want to thank you so much for your recipe... I've tried others but with no sucess, yours worked first time! It's amazing! I saw yours so beautiful and decided to give it a try to offer on Valentine's Day, and it worked great, thank you so so much!

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