Ok, so I now feel like I have finally made it as a baker! I can have my own TV show!! I made homemade marshmallows. I have been wanting to make them since the day I saw Ina Garten make them on Barefoot Contessa and I was so intimidated but let me tell you they are so easy to make and so much better than the ones in the bags! So don't be scared to try them. Really, no sticky mess the only mess I had was the powdered sugar but that's easy to clean up!
- 3/4 cup water, divided
- 3 (.25 ounce) packages unflavored gelatin
- 2/3 cup light corn syrup
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1. Line a 9x9 inch baking dish with plastic wrap and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Spray another piece of plastic wrap to cover the top, and set aside.
- 2. Place 1/2 cup of water in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, and sprinkle gelatin on top of water to soak.
- 3. While gelatin is soaking, combine 1/4 cup of water, corn syrup, and sugar in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Boil the mixture hard for 1 minute.
- 4. Carefully pour the hot sugar mixture into the gelatin mixture and beat on high for 12 minutes with electric mixer, until the mixture is fluffy and forms stiff peaks. Add in vanilla extract and beat until just combined.
- 5. Pour the marshmallow mixture into the prepared baking dish, using a greased spatula to smooth the top. Cover the candy with the piece of prepared plastic wrap, pressing it down lightly to seal the covering to the top of the candy.
- 6. Allow the marshmallow candy to rest for 4 hours or overnight. Mix together cornstarch and confectioner's sugar in a shallow dish. Using oiled scissors or an oiled kitchen knife, cut the marshmallow candy into strips, then into 1 inch squares. Dredge the marshmallows lightly in the cornstarch mixture and store in an airtight container.
My 8x8 is tied up with other baking so I poured these out into a 9x11 glass baking dish. I was fresh out of corn starch so I only used powered sugar and I used regular vanilla extract and it didn't alter the color at all. You can also cut them out with holiday cookie cutters, just be sure and spray the cookie cutter well with cooking spray.
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Sorry for the poor quality photo~my camera battery is dead and I mean so dead it won’t charge.
I found this recipe at My Baking Addiction and her words of encouragement allowed me to tackle a recipe I had always wanted to try but was afraid to!