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Homemade Marshmallows recipe

Originally made using the extract derivedfrom the roots of the marshmallow plant, today this sweet treatis made with corn syrup, gelatin and sugar.

Recipe: Homemade Marshmallows

2 1/2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
Powdered sugar for dusting

  • Combine gelatin and 1/2 cup cold waterin the bowl of an electric mixer with whisk attachment. Let stand30 minutes.
  • Combine granulated sugar, corn syrup,salt, and 1/2 cup water in a small heavy saucepan; place overlow heat, and stir until sugar has dissolved. Wash down sidesof pan with a wet pastry brush to dissolve sugar crystals.
  • Raise heat to high and cook syrup withoutstirring until it reaches 244°F / 115°C (firm-ball stage).Immediately remove pan from heat.
  • With mixer on low speed, slowly and carefullypour syrup into the softened gelatin. Increase speed to high;beat until mixture is very thick and white and has almost tripledin volume, about 15 minutes. Add vanilla; beat to incorporate.
  • Generously dust an 8 x 2-inch glass bakingpan with powdered sugar. Pour marshmallow mixture into pan. Dusttop with powdered sugar; wet your hands, and pat it to smooth.Dust with powdered sugar; let stand overnight, uncovered, todry out.
  • Turn out onto a board; cut marshmallowswith a dry hot knife into 1 1/2-inch squares, and dust with morepowdered sugar.

    Makes about 40 (1 1/2-inch) squares.

    Cook’s Note: Instead of vanilla extract,use other flavorings like cherry extract. Tint the marshmallowmixture with food coloring to reflect the flavor.

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