Thursday, August 6

Make your own EGGLESS marshmallows!


I made this last night after a failed attempt at another recipe which used eggs earlier in the week- it turned out more like jelly with marshmallows on top, and although my family didn't care it bothered me!  I wanted REAL marshmallows - so I've found another recipe and found ways to simplify and make it useable by us Aussies.

Are they fluffy? YES!
Are they easy to make? YES
Do they taste as good or better than store-bought? YES, YES, YES!

Ingredients:
3tb gelatine (or 3 sachets) + 1/2 cup water
2/3 cup corn syrup (Us Aussies use  mix of 1/2 cup glucose syrup + 50ml water)
1/2 cup water
2 cups caster sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2tb vanilla essence
food colouring

2/3 cup icing sugar
2/3 cup cornflour

Method:
In the bottom of a large mixing bowl (or bowl of your mixer) mix gelatine with 1/2 cup water - set aside.

In a double boiler, combine caster sugar, 1/2 cup water  and corn syrup (or glucose syrup+water mix)

Whilst this is boiling away, combine the corn flour and icing sugar together. Spray a tin/lamington tray with non-stick spray and sift 1/3 of the icing sugar/mix over the tin/tray

Boil until reaches 120 degrees - if you don't have a thermometer - boil until mixture goes completely clear - you can do this in the microwave, but make sure you watch it like a hawk, and stir regularly.

When mix is clear, start your mixture or beat the gelatine mixture and gradually add the sugar mix, mix on high for about 7-10 minutes until mixture becomes thick and meringue-like.

Add vanilla, salt and colour and beat for a futher minute until totally combined
Pour into tray and leave to set for about 15 minutes (it doesn't need to go in the fridge!)
Sift a further 1/3 of the sugar/cornflour mix on the top and then turn out the marshmallow slab onto the bench

Cut up or cut out with cookie cutters if you wish - dust with the remaining 1/3 of sugar/cornflour mix

Store in airtight container.

Variations: Instead of vanilla, add mint essence and dip marshmallows in dark chocolate (yes, I AM going to do this!)
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2 lovely comments:

Beth on August 6, 2009 at 2:18 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Oooh I was waiting for this! Honestly how do you do it all? Marshmallows! From scratch! They look amazing and I can't wait to give them a try...

Abin Abraham on November 29, 2011 at 11:15 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Nice and Thanks!! =)


 

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