I don’t really like marshmallows.
I never have, and never knew why everyone would go crazy for them.
To me they tasted like sweet airy sponge, urgh!
But my girls love them so I thought I’d give them a go and try and make them without the not so good ingredients the shops add.
After a lot of experimenting and making sure I didn’t add any glucose or corn syrup I came up with the,
They are not too sweet or airy tasting,
Each mouthful is greeted with satisfying texture and flavour,
And the best thing you don’t even need a thermometer.
I’ve also given you a little extra treat and pimped them up with a little salted caramel that takes the marshmallows to the next level.
Not too sweet or salted but a perfect balance of flavour and texture.
- 118 ml water
- 12 g gelatin powder
- 227 g sugar
- 118 ml water
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
- vegetable oil
- 6 tablespoons icing sugar
- 2 tablespoons corn flour
- Salted caramel (optional)
- Stand mixer or a large bowl and a hand whisk
- Baking paper
- Knife or cookie cutters
- In your stand mixer add your gelatine and water and leave it to soak until your sugar syrup is ready
- Add your sugar and water to a pan and bring to the boil then turn the heat right down to a simmer and set your timer to 11 minutes
- Grease your tray with vegetable oil then cut some baking paper to fit the base and sides of your tray and grease that too
- Add your icing sugar and corn flour to a bowl
- Sprinkle your baking paper with your icing sugar and corn flour mix with a sieve
- When your 11 minutes are up take your syrup off of the heat and fill a glass up with cold water and drop a little of your syrup into it. Then pick the syrup up and roll it in between your fingers. If it rolls into a ball you know you have reached soft ball stage
- Add your sugar syrup to your gelatine and beat on a high speed for 5 minutes
- Add your Vanilla and beat again for another 8 minutes. Your marshmallows should look a little like meringue and hold their shape.
- Add your marshmallow mix to your tray and spread it out evenly
- If you want salted caramel ones add a few drops of salted caramel and swirl it through
- Sieve your icing sugar and corn flour over the top of your marshmallows and leave to set for a few hours
- Grease your knife or cookie cutters with vegetable oil and cut the shapes you desire
- Roll each marshmallow into your icing sugar and corn flour mix making sure all sides are coated
- Then enjoy, on their own, toasted on top of hot chocolate or however you like to eat them (",)
Watch the video below to see how to make them.