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Homemade Marshmallows

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Homemade Marshmallows

Ingredients:
1 cup confectioners’ sugar for dusting
2 cups white sugar
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1 1/4 cups water, divided
4 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
Dust a 9×9-inch square dish generously with confectioners’ sugar. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stir together white sugar, corn syrup, and 3/4 cup water. Heat to 250 to 265 degrees (use a candy thermometer), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a rigid ball.
While syrup is heating, place remaining water in a metal bowl and sprinkle gelatin over the surface. Place bowl over simmering water until gelatin has dissolved completely. Keep in a warm place until syrup has come to temperature. Remove syrup from heat and whisk gelatin mixture into hot syrup. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, whip egg whites to soft peaks. Continue to beat, pouring syrup mixture into egg whites in a thin stream, until the egg whites are very stiff. Stir in vanilla. Spread evenly in prepared pan and let rest 8 hours or overnight before cutting.

2 comments

1 Buckleys Bounty { 06.02.14 at 4:16 am }

This is exciting and sounds like fun to make. We will make these with the girls for Kens Father’s Day lunch. I feel a campfire in our future.

2 snooks169 { 10.14.13 at 12:03 pm }

I make my own hot coco mix for the winter season and always run out of marshmallows ,this will be perfect ,I try it and let you know how my grand kids like them.Till then!!

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