I cant even remember where I got this recipe from. But it is exactly the same as the one at Joy of Baking:
I made Marshmallows before and they seemed a lot harder. I think I used less gelatin and therefore had to get the sugar syrup the exact right consistency (soft ball). Not this recipe, simply heat then mix then pour. that is about as hard as it is.
- 3 packages gelatin
- 1c water
- 2c sugar
- 1c corn syrup (get the clear kind)
- pinch salt
- 2tsp vanilla (also try to get the clear kind.. yah its crappier then the real kind but... its clear)
- 1c-ish icing sugar (for dusting the finished product).
Try to get clear vanilla and corn starch, otherwise your marshmallows will look beige and dirty. Although, if you get real vanilla, they might taste better.
Step 1: dissolve the gelatin in 1/2 cup cold water and wait a while. I never time this step, by the time the sugar is dissolved and boiling (step next) it is usually long enough.
|gelatin and water|
|sugar gelatin mixture|
|After 10 minutes of mixing, you have liquid marshmallow.|
Step 4: Cut apart the mallows. I like to use scissors. and dust all of the pieces with icing sugar.
|cutting apart homemade marshmallows|
|home made marshmallows|