Soft, fluffy marshmallows

Recipe from: 09 July 2015
recipes,sweets,treats

Ingredients 9
Servings 2
Minutes 00:35

Ingredients

Serving Change
  • 500
    ml
    sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 15
    ml
    golden syrup
  • 20
    g
    gelatine, soaked in 100ml cold water
  • 2
    egg whites
  • 5
    ml
    vanilla flavouring
  • food colouring (optional)
  • 50
    ml
    cornflour
  • 100
    ml
    icing sugar
 

Method

00:35
 
Mix the sugar, salt, syrup and 250ml water together. Slowly heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved, but do not boil. Scrape sugar crystals from the side of the saucepan and stir in gelatine once the mixture reaches the soft ball stage (115ºC).
Beat the egg whites until stiff and slowly pour over the warm syrup, beating continuously to form a thick, creamy mixture. Add the vanilla flavouring and food colouring, if desired. Beat until stiff enough to retain its shape and form.
Mix the icing sugar and cornflour and sift into a 25cm square, greased baking tray. Pour the marshmallow mixture into the tray to a depth of about 2cm, sprinkle over more icing sugar and cornflour, and allow to set.
Heat a knife in warm water, dry, and slice the set mixture into blocks. Roll the blocks in sugar and cornstarch mixture and store the marshmallows in an airtight container.

TIP
 Add ground nuts, rose petals or glacé cherries along with the vanilla flavouring, or dip the marshmallows in melted chocolate or toasted coconut.

Text and image:
Home


To receive quick and convenient weekday recipes, join our Easy Weekday Meals mailing list, and for up-to-date trending food, restaurant and wine news subscribe to our Editor’s Weekly newsletter.



 

Read more on: treats  |  sweets  |  recipes
 

NEXT ON FOOD24X

Chocolate fudge nut pieces

2016-09-30 07:28
 
 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
 
 
 
 
 
 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.