Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Homemade Marshmallows

Is there anything better than a steaming cup of hot cocoa when it's chilly outside?  Fancy up your next cup with these homemade marshmallows!

2 and 1/2 Tbsp unflavored gelatin
1 and 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
Confectioner's sugar

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

Combine granulated sugar, corn syrup, salt and 1/2 cup 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 the softened gelatin.  Increase speed to high; beat until mixture is very thick and white and has almost tripled in volume; about 15 minutes.  Add vanilla; beat to incorporate.

Generously dust an 8x12-inch glass baking pan with confectioners' sugar.  Pour marshmallow mixture into pan.  Dust with confectioners' sugar; let stand overnight, uncovered, to dry out.  Recipe makes approximately 40 marshmallows.

Yummy!!!  These totally elevate the normal cup of hot cocoa!

7 comments:

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Ummm ... sounds delicious. I've had homemade one time and it was wonderful. :)

Amanda Thomasson said...

this is a delicious recipe-- i made them for our pumpkin party and they were awesome! i used giada's recipe, which sounds almost exactly the same! way better than just regular marshmallows!

Thrifty Crafty Girl said...

I've always wanted to make my own marshmallows, but I've been too chicken... I'm definitely going to try it! I'm your newest follower!

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

Sounds heavenly! And they seem so easy to make. I bet not chocolate isn't the same without them!

Debbie said...

I look forward to giving this a try. Thanks for sharing it.

Amber said...

These sound fantastic. Now to find the motivation to spend the time making them :)

Miz Helen said...

Hi Laura,
I sure wish that wonderful hot chocolate with your great homemade marshmallow was just sitting right in front of me right now. I look forward to trying your recipe. Thank you so much for sharing on our 1st Anniversary Party for Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week end and come back soon!
Miz Helen

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