Monday, December 29

HOw to make marshmellows...Marshmeddows recipe

These were really actually a simple process to make. And exciting. I got this magazine Corbyn's first winter, he was 6 months old. I wanted to do the snowflakes then... but somehow it never happened. I pulled out this cover early in the season and set my mind to do it this year. 5 years later.

oh Martha...

This is what my workspace looked like... (don't mind those really ripe banana's in the background... I made mini banana loaves with them...)
move over Martha....

So here's the recipe....

2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1 1/2 cups sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

vegetable-oil cooking spray

1. coat a 12x17" rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray:line with parchment paper. Then spray parchment paper: set aside. Pour 1/3 cup cold water into the bowl of an electric mixer. Sprinkle with gelatin; let mixture soften, about 5 minutes.

2. Place sugar, corn syrup, salt and 1/3 cup water in a medium saucepan. Cover; bring to a boil.

Remove lid; cook, swirling pan occasionally, until 'soft-ball stage' about 5 minutes.

3.With mixer on low speed, whisk gelatin mixture, and slowly pour the syrup in a steady stream down the side of thw bowl ( to avoid splattering). Gradually raise speed to high; beat until mixture is thick, white and has almost tripled in volume, about 12 minutes Add vanilla, and beat 30 seconds to combine.

4. pour mixture onto prepared baking sheet; smooth with an offset spatula. Let stand at room temp, uncovered, until firm, at least 3 hours or overnight.

5. Coat a 1 or 2 inch snowflake-shaped cookie cutter with cooking spray to prevent it from sticking. Cut out as many individual marshmallows as possible; coat cutter with more spray as needed. can be stored in an airtight container at room temp for up to a week.

homemade marshmeddows....

So now Myla says marshmallows... but it sounds like... marshmeddows.... They lasted a long time it seems... every moment being asked for another marshmeddow... just two more marshmeddows.... please? But they were a hit and I think that I just might make them each year.