Tuesday, January 3, 2017
20 Minute Marshmallows
Most of my recipes aren't the most friendly to home cooks. While it is more accurate to weigh your ingredients and use certain tools, I'm well aware that most people cooking at home aren't going to those lengths. Here's a simplified marshmallow recipe that's so easy you'll be making them all winter.
3 packets unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
1 cup corn syrup
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
50/50 mixture of confectioners sugar and corn starch (for dusting)
Pour 1/2 cup of cold water in a mixing bowl and add in the gelatin. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan combine the remaining 1/2 cup of water, sugar, corn syrup and salt. Simmer until the sugar has dissolved. Then cook the sugar mixture until it has reached 240 degrees F (softball stage).
Remove the saucepan from the heat and slowly stream into the gelatin, while mixing on high speed. Add in the vanilla extract. (You can flavor with any extract you choose, but vanilla is traditional)
The mixture will thicken and double in size.
Dust a 12"8 baking sheet with the cornstarch/confectioners sugar mixture. Using a greased rubber spatula, scrape the marshmallow mixture onto the prepared pan and smooth.
Dust with additional cornstarch/ confectioners sugar. Let set for 20-30 minutes.
Remove from pan and slice into desired shapes. Enjoy!