Marshmallows

A tasty treat for party-time!

Ingredients


  • 455 g granulated sugar
  • 200 ml cold water
  • 1 tblsp liquid glucose
  • 9 sheets of gelatine
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • oil for greasing tray
  • cornflour and icing sugar for dusting

Method

  1. Soak the gelatine in 140ml of cold water until it becomes soft.
  2. Put granulated sugar, glucose and 200ml of water in to a heavy based saucepan.
  3. Bring to the boil and cook until it reaches 127°C on a sugar thermometer.
  4. Very carefully add the water and gelatine to the hot sugar mixture. This will bubble so be careful not to burn yourself. Pour into a metal or glass jug.
  5. Beat egg whites with an electric whisk.
  6. Continue beating then slowly pour in the sugar syrup. It will start to thicken. Add vanilla extract whisk for 5 minutes until the mixture is stiff enough to hold its own shape.
  7. Lightly grease a shallow tray with oil then dust with icing sugar and cornflour.
  8. Pour in marshmallow mix leave to set in the fridge for one hour. Cut into squares, place on a wire rack allow to dry.
  9. Present in some cellophane with colourful ribbons and a little gift tag.




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