Sweet Treat

 

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Homemade Vanilla Marshmallow topped with chopped nuts and melted chocolate. This is such an easy recipe for a wee sweet treat kids and adults will enjoy plus its better than any store brought ones.

Homemade Vanilla Marshmallow

Ingredients:

1/4 cup powder gelatin or *agar agar
3/4 cup cold water
2 1/4 cups white sugar
3/4 cup cold water
3 egg whites
2 tsp. vanilla essence or any flavoring

1/4 cup corn flour
3/4 cup icing sugar
4 dessert spoons of chopped nuts
50 grams milk chocolate, melted

Method:

  1. Spray to high edge baking dishes with no-stick spray follow by baking paper.
  2. Combine corn flour and icing sugar in a bowl, mix evenly and place in a sieve.
  3. Evenly dust the lined baking dishes with the icing sugar mix.
  4. Place gelatin or agar agar in bowl, pour over first measure of cold water and stir to dissolve set aside.
  5. In a medium size saucepan place sugar followed by second measure of water. Cook on a medium heat, DO NOT STIR for around 5-8 minutes until the sugar is rapidly bubbling and has reached 110 degrees on  a cooking thermometer. Turn off the heat.
  6. Place egg whites in a clean stand mixer and whisk until reached soft peak, turn mixer speed to low and slowly pour in the gelatin mixture.
  7. Cover the Mixer with a tea towel and whisk on high for 10 minutes until the mixing bowl is luke warm.
  8. Add essence and food colouring if you wish, whisk until combined.
  9. Pour liquid marshmallow into lined tins and leave uncovered for around 2-3 hours until set.
  10. Dust a bench in the corn flour/icing sugar mix and turn out marshmallow, it might need help getting out f the tin, using the edge of a spatula just nudge the marshmallow away from the edge and should fall out.
  11. Dust in icing sugar mix and using a sharp hot knife cut into squares dust each in sugar and enjoy.

You can you these homemade marshmallows instead of store brought ones next time you have a bomb fire or go camping.

You can colour and flavour your marshmallow however you like, why not try:

Mocha Marshmallow: 1 tbsp. instant coffee + 1 tbsp. cocoa mixed with 1 tbsp. hot water.

Raspberry: adding 1 tbsp. raspberry essence.

* agar agar is a vegetarian substitute for gelatin, buy it in the powdered form and use the same as powdered gelatin.

Lightly dust the baking paper lined tin with cornflour/icing sugar mix.

Lightly dust the baking paper lined tin with corn flour/icing sugar mix.

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Add gelatin to a bowl.

 

Add first measure of water to gelatin, stir well.

Add first measure of water to gelatin, stir well.

Set aside.

Set aside.

Add sugar and water to a medium size pot. DO NOT STIR

Add sugar and water to a medium size pot. DO NOT STIR

Bring to a rapid boil over a medium heat.

Bring to a rapid boil over a medium heat.

Add egg whites to stand mixer and whisk until soft peak stage.

Add egg whites to stand mixer and whisk until soft peak stage.

When sugar has reached 110 degrees turn off heat.

When sugar has reached 110 degrees turn off heat.

Spoon gelatin into a metal boil.

Spoon gelatin into a metal boil.

Pour over hot sugar syrup.

Pour over hot sugar syrup.

Stir until all gelatin is dissolved.

Stir until all gelatin is dissolved.

Pour gelatin sugar mix slowly into the whisking egg whites. ( do this on low-speed.)

Pour gelatin sugar mix slowly into the whisking egg whites. ( do this on low speed.)

Cover with a tea towel and whisk on high for around 6-8 minutes until bowl is luke warm.

Cover with a tea towel and whisk on high for around 6-8 minutes until bowl is luke warm.

Mixture should be velvety and smooth plus doubled in size.

Mixture should be velvety and smooth plus doubled in size.

When bowl is luke warm add essence and food colouring.

When bowl is luke warm add essence and food colouring.

When the mixture looks like this it is ready to have essence and colour added.

When the mixture looks like this it is ready to have essence and colour added.

Turn out marshmallow onto bench dusted in icing sugar mix.

Turn out marshmallow onto bench dusted in icing sugar mix.

Cut into squares.

Cut into squares.

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