Thursday, December 13, 2012

marshmallows (repost)

Homemade Marshmallows (this is a repost for those of you who have been asking:))
(yields about 40 )

2 1/2 TBS unflavored gelatin
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 TBS vanilla extract
confectioners' sugar for dusting

Combine gelatin and 1/2 cup cold water in a bowl of an electric mixer with whisk attachment. Let stand 30 minutes.

Combine granulated sugar, corn syrup, salt and 1/2 water in a small heavy saucepan; place over low heat and stir until sugar has dissolved. Wash down sides of pan with a wet pastry brush to dissolve sugar crystals.

Clip on a candy thermometer; raise heat to high. Cook syrup without stirring until it reaches 244 degrees (firm-ball stage). Immediately remove pan from heat.

With mixer on low speed, slowly and carefully pour syrup into softened gelatin. Increase speed to high; beat until the mixture is very thick and white and has almost tripled in volume, about 15 minutes. Add vanilla; beat to incorporate.

Generously dust an 8-by-12-inch glass baking pan with confectioners' sugar. Pour marshmallow mixture into the pan. Dust top with confectioners' sugar, (optional-wet hands and pat smooth and re-dust with confectioners' sugar) let stand overnight, uncovered, to dry-out. Turn out unto cutting board; cut marshmallows with a dry, hot knife into desired size and dust with more confectioners' sugar.

1 comment:

Ellie said...

We are planning on making some peppermint marshmallows next week!