I've been saying for months that I'll make marshmallows, but haven't gotten around to it. But, lo and behold, the 4th of July came around and I couldn't think of a better opportunity to make marshmallows than for s'mores on the 4th! Let me show you how easy- it might look complicated, but they are super simple.
|First, prepare your pan with the cornstarch and confectioner's sugar mixture- we don't want sticking!|
|Mix your gelatin and 1/2 cup water in the bowl of your stand mixer.|
|Put your syrup ingredients (water, sugar, corn syrup, and salt) in a (NOT NON-STICK) pot.|
|Boil over medium heat until it reaches 240 degrees. Remove promptly.|
|This is what your gelatin mixture in your stand mixture should look like at this point.|
|With mixer on low, slowly pour syrup in with gelatin and whip. Then add in your vanilla and continue whipping.|
|Let that stuff whip for at least 12 minutes. It'll be thick and lukewarm|
|Here's what it looks like before you pour it out- like a giant bowl of marshmallow fluff.|
|Pour your marshmallow mixture out into your prepared pan- use an oiled spatula to pat it out evenly.|
|Then cover the marshmallows with a dusting of your confectioner's sugar cornstarch mix.|
|After letting sit at least 4 hours at room temperature, turn out your marshmallows- be constantly dusting the stick sides with your confectioner's sugar cornstarch mix.|
|And carefully cut them into whatever size pieces you desire- again, dust those sticky sides. And the sharper the knife, the better- that's my Sabatier up there (thanks Mom!!).|
|Once all cut up, make sure they're all un-stickied by tossing with confectioner's sugar and cornstarch.|
-3 packets unflavored gelatin
-1 cup cold water, divided
-1 1/2 cups white sugar
-1 cup light corn syrup (Karo)
-1 teaspoon kosher salt
-1 tablespoon vanilla (the best you can get, or your favorite!)
-1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar + 1/4 cup cornstarch
Get a 9x13’’ pan and line, grease, and then sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar and cornstarch mix (save the rest).
Put gelatin and 1/2 cup water in the bowl of a stand mixer.
Combine 1/2 cup water, sugar, corn syrup, and salt in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cover and allow to cook for 3-4 minutes. Uncover and let cook 7-8 more minutes, or until at 240 F if you’re being particular. Remove from heat immediately.
Turn mixer on low, and slowly add all syrup to the gelatin mixture, then add the vanilla.
Whip for 12-15 minutes, until very thick and lukewarm.
Pour marshmallows into pan, using an oiled spatula to spread evenly.
Dust the top with cornstarch/confectioner’s sugar (keep the rest!). Allow to sit uncovered for at least 4 hours and up to overnight.
Turn out marshmallows and cut them up as you wish. When cut, dust all sides of the marshmallow with the confectioners sugar/cornstarch.
|And you end up with a beautiful and truly pillowy pile of marshmallows.|
|Then on the 4th, I put them out to make s'mores.|
|And they were DELICIOUS! truly heavenly. you've gotta try it for yourself!|