Are you a marshmallow lover? Here’s an easy way to make marshmallows at home. You only need some starch, gelatin, sugar and sugar syrup. You can make s’mores afterward or toast them. You can also add these sweet marshmallows to a coffee.
• 1 cup potato starch
• 1 cup powdered sugar
• 1/2 cup water
• 22 grams powdered gelatin
• 2 tsp flavor extract (optional, excluding vanilla extract)
• 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
• 1 1/4 cups light corn syrup
• 1/2 cup water
• a pinch of salt
Prepare a 9 x 9 inch baking pan.
Grease it lightly with oil.
Dust the bottom and all sides of the pan with a mixture of potato starch and powdered sugar.
In a mixing bowl, add 1/2 cup of water.
Add 22 grams of powdered gelatin and 2 tsp of any flavor extract.
Mix to combine.
Let it sit, then set aside.
Prepare a medium pot.
Add 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar and 1 1/4 cups of light corn syrup.
Pour 1/2 cup of water
Sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
Set it over medium-high heat.
Mix until well combined.
Bring to a boil.
Continue to boil for 5-6 minutes or until the temperature reaches 240 F.
Once done, remove from the heat and let it cool.
Prepare a stand mixer.
Use the whisk attachment.
Add the gelatin mixture into the bowl.
Mix at a low speed.
Slowly stream the syrup mixture into the bowl while it continues to mix at a low speed.
When half of the syrup mixture is added to the bowl, increase to high speed.
Continue to stream in the rest of the syrup mixture slowly into the bowl.
Continue to whisk until the mixture is thick.
Once done, pour the mixture immediately into the prepared dusted baking pan.
Spread evenly and smoothen the surface.
Set it aside for 12 hours or overnight, uncovered.
After 12 hours, dust top with starch mixture.
Dust a work surface with the starch mixture.
Lightly grease the cutting knife with oil, then dust it off with the starch mixture too.
Transfer the mixture to the dusted work surface.
Slice into small squares to make marshmallows.
Sprinkle with the starch mixture.
Ready to serve.
Tips and ideas:
You can eat it right away or make delicious s’mores out of these fluffy marshmallows.
You can store it in an airtight container and place it in the fridge for a few weeks.
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-Th6VeP77o