In case you can’t tell what these little pillowy delicious puffs of diabetic coma really are, they are home made marshmallows.
Yep, going along with my weekend theme of ‘making stuff I can easily buy’ I have made marshmallows.
They are surprisingly easy and quite fun to make, just because I’ve never done it before.
They are incredibly sweet and light and fluffy in a way that shop marshmallows aren’t. They are just light airy little morsels that will last about a heart beat once the kids find them. I am guessing from their texture that they will have a slightly better chance in a cup of hot chocolate than an ice cube but it’d be a close call.
It is late tonight, everyone else is in bed, but if any of them survive the day (the marshmallows, not the family) I promise to make a hot chocolate tomorrow evening and let you know.
2 cups Caster Sugar
3/4 cup cold water
6 tsps gelatin
1/2 cup hot water
1 tsp vanilla essence
Place Caster Sugar and cold water in a large bowl and whip for 3-4
minutes. Place gelatin and hot water in a small bowl, stand in a saucepan
of boiling water and stir until dissolved (or just stir gelatin vigorously into the
hot water until dissolved if you are lazy like me)
Pour gelatin mixture into whipped sugar and continue whipping for a further 10 minutes.
Add vanilla essence.
Pour mixture into two cold wet 18 x 28cm oblong cake pans and allow to set
at room temperature for approximately 4 hours.
Cut each tray of marshmallow into 6 x 8 to form 48 squares, remove from pans
and roll in cornflour. (mine are cut bigger but there are still loads of them)
Store at room temperature in an airtight container. *
*Hide at room temperature in padlocked container.