Friday, December 10, 2010


Since we got married I've started making homemade marshmallows every Christmas.  They're really easy (if you have a stand mixer) and fun to do! (This is a Martha Stewart recipe)
    2 1/2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
    1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1 cup light corn syrup
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
    Confectioners' sugar (for dusting)
Combine gelatin and 1/2 cup cold water in the bowl of an electric mixer with whisk attachment. Let it stand 30 minutes.
Combine granulated sugar, corn syrup, salt and 1/2 cup of water in a small heavy saucepan; place over low heat and stir until sugar has dissolved. Wash down sides of pan with a wet pastry brush to dissolve sugar crystals.
Clip on a candy thermometer; raise heat to high. Cook syrup without stirring until it reaches 244 degrees (firm-ball stage). Immediately remove pan from heat.

With mixer on low speed, slowly and carefully pour syrup into the softened gelatin. Increase speed to high; beat until mixture is very thick and white and has almost tripled in volume, about 15 minutes. Add vanilla; beat to incorporate.
Generously dust an 8 x 12-inch glass baking pan (I've used a metal one with no problem) with confectioners' sugar. Pour marshmallow mixture into pan. Dust with confectioners' sugar; let stand overnight, uncovered, to dry out.
(next morning)
I find it really easy to cut with a large pizza blade.


1 comment:

  1. Love it! :) Wish I could be there to help you out. I might try them, but I"ll have to go to someone's house to use a stand mixer and I think I'll do them for New Years. :) Love you!