I did it. I made marshmallows and not the healthy kind. They are oooey-gooey goodness and I won’t be making them again. Why? Because I will eat them and the girls will pop them in their mouths faster than I can say, “wait give me one!”.
The recipe comes from Cooking For Engineers .
- Grease 9×13-in. pan and powder with powdered sugar
- 3 Tbs. (21 g) gelatin
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 cups sugar
- 2/3 cup corn syrup
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 TB vanilla extract
- Powdered sugar
Soak the gelatin in 1/2 cup of water for 10 minutes in large mixer.
Mix 2 cups of sugar, 2/3 cup corn syrup, and 1/4 cup water. Bring mixture to a boil and boil for one minute, or until the sugar’s temperature passed 250°F.
Turn mixer at low speed while drizzling in the boiling sugar syrup. Once the syrup was mixed in, turn up the speed a little and add 1/4 tsp. salt.
When the mixture begins to fluff up, scrape down the bowl and turned up the speed to high. When volume of the marshmallow stopped increasing (about 8 to 10 minutes), add 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract. After the extract was mixed in, stop the mixer.
Pour the marshmallows into the prepared pan and smoothed roughly with a silicone spatula (sprayed with oil).
We all agreed that the best way to have these marshmallows, is roasted over the fire. We didn’t have a firepit going, so we use the gas stove. Just like I did at the grandmother’s house when I was young. 🙂
The hardest part about the recipe, was getting it from the mixing bowl and into the pan. Enjoy!