Thursday, July 1, 2010

Homemade Marshmallows

Here is the famous marshmellow recipe by Marth Stewart. These things are so good! They work really well with Fondue. I am going to make some for the holidays and give them to friends along with some homemade cocoa mix. If you're feeling adventurous you can also add some peppermint extract. Mmmm mmmm.

Makes 24

Vegetable oil, for brushing
4 envelopes unflavored gelatin (3 tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons)
3 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar


1.Brush a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish with oil. Line with parchment, allowing a 2-inch overhang on the long sides. Brush parchment with oil; set aside.

2.Put granulated sugar, corn syrup, salt, and 3/4 cup water into a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Cook, without stirring, until mixture registers 238 degrees.on a candy thermometer, about 9 minutes.

3.Meanwhile, put 3/4 cup cold water into the bowl of an electric mixer; sprinkle with gelatin. Let soften 5 minutes.

4.Attach bowl with gelatin to mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. With mixer on low speed, beat hot syrup into gelatin mixture. Gradually raise speed to high; beat until mixture is very stiff, about 12 minutes. Beat in vanilla. Pour into prepared dish, and smooth with an offset spatula. Set aside, uncovered, until firm, about 3 hours.

5.Sift 1 cup confectioners' sugar onto a work surface. Unmold marshmallow onto confectioners' sugar; remove parchment. Lightly brush a sharp knife with oil, then cut marshmallow into 2-inch squares. Sift remaining 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar into a small bowl, and roll each marshmallow in the sugar to coat. Marshmallows can be stored in an airtight container up to 3 days.

Recipe found on the Martha Stewart website here.

1 comment:

  1. I love this recipe and it is so much fun! This is what I did with some of my mallows--
    I made a graham cracker crust on the bottom on cupcake liner, made yummy buttermilk brownie cupcakes, and put homemade marshmallows on top. How did I toast the top to make the s'more cupcake complete? Popped them in the toaster oven right before eating. Yum!!