Small Batch Strawberry or Vanilla Marshmallows
Want to impress everyone with some fancy, homemade Marshmallows? They are so creamy, fluffy and super sweet! This recipe adds a little twist - with strawberry extract, but don't worry, you can use vanilla extract instead! Enjoy!
-3/4 Cup of Granulated Sugar
-1/2 Cup of Powdered Sugar
-6 Tablespoons of Water
-1/3 Cup of Vanilla Corn Syrup (Or any light corn syrup)
-1 pack of gelatin
-Dash of salt
-1/4 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract or Vanilla Bean Paste
-1/4 Teaspoon of Strawberry Extract (Or a total of 1/2 Teaspoon of your choice of extracts)
-Candy Thermometer (linked below)
-Electric Hand Mixer
*Get your Vanilla Corn Syrup on Amazon - Click *here*
**Strawberry Extract Amazon Link! Click Here **
MAKES ABOUT 12 MARSHMALLOWS
Step 1) In a sauce pan, whisk together Granulated Sugar, Corn Syrup and 3 Tablespoons of the Water. Then turn the heat to high and bring to a boil, without stirring anymore. Heat up sugar mixture to 240 degrees. Prepare hand mixer.
Step 2) In a separate large mixing bowl, add the other 3 Tablespoons of Water and sprinkle the gelatin on top. Let sit for a few minutes and do not stir.
Step 3) When the sugar reaches 240°, remove from heat and right away begin streaming/pouring the sugar SLOWLY into the gelatin bowl and mix together with your hand mixer. Stream the sugar about the width of a pencil into the mixing bowl, mixing continuously. Take your time to not pour the sugar onto the sides of the bowl, because it will stick and harden. Be very careful during this step, hot sugar burns badly, avoid contact with skin.
Step 4) Continue mixing for 2-3 more minutes, and then add in 1/4 Teaspoon of each extract (or 1/2 Teaspoon of your favorite extract, if only using one).
Step 5) Mix again with hand mixer, about 3-5 more minutes total. Marshmallow should be so thick that it starts climbing up the beaters when mixing,
Step 6) Prepare small shallow dish with parchment paper and then spray oil over top of the parchment (This will ensure that it doesn't stick.) Using a *greased* spatula, scrape marshmallow mixture into the covered and oiled dish. Continue to grease the spatula if its sticking, to get the rest out of the mixing bowl. (You have to work pretty quickly, or it will be even harder/stickier!)
Step 7) Let marshmallow set for about 2 to 3 hours, or until it's set and holds shape outside of the container.
Step 8) Flip over Marshmallow dish and plop it onto a cutting board that is covered in the Powdered Sugar. Cover all sides of the marshmallow in the sugar to make it not sticky. Also, continuously coat the knife in powdered sugar, so it doesn't stick while cutting.
Step 9) Cut Marshmallow block into 12 pieces, add more Powdered Sugar to the newly cut sides, to make them not sticky. Store in an air-tight Tupperware at room temperature. Enjoy!
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Enjoy! -Auntie Tay