Sunday, February 13, 2011

Recipe to try: vanilla marshmallows


3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup cold water
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup warm water
2 7-g envelopes unflavoured gelatin powder
1/4 cup icing sugar
1 tsp cornstarch

Stir granulated sugar with corn syrup, cold water, and salt in a small saucepan.  Set over high.  Bring to a boil, and let boil without stirring for 1 minute.  Then stir in vanilla.  While waiting for syrup to boil, pour warm water into the bowl of a stand mixer with whisk attachment.  Sprinkle in gelatin.  Let stand 2 minutes to soften.  Line an 8-in square baking dish with overhanging plastic wrap.  Lightly spray with cooking spray.

Set mixer on high, then pour hot syrup in a stream down the side of the mixer bowl, beating gelatin mixture until it is thick and sticky and white peaks form, about 4 minutes.

Scrape into prepared pan, smoothing top as best you can with an oiled spatula or a metal offset spatula.  Let set at room temperature for at least 2 hours.

Whisk icing sugar with cornstarch in a small bowl.  Sift one-third of mixture over top of marshmallow to dust the surface.  Turn out onto a cutting board.  Discard plastic wrap.  Sift half of remaining sugar mixture overtop to dust the surface.  Slice into cubes about 1 in. square.  Roll each cut marshmallow in remaining sugar mixture until all sides are coated.


  1. I'm officially hungry now - I hope you have an amazing V-Day in your part of the world, xoxo!

  2. Hehe I'm always hungry :D Happy Valentine's Day to you too darlin'!

  3. I'm a sucker for anything that involves sugar hehe.