We live in North Carolina and I am a foodie. I love researching and changing recipes to fit my own needs and desires. My posts will be the Stephanie way of cooking so you will probably recognize some things and others might leave you saying that isn't for me but thanks anyway. This will allow me to share something I truly love, food and preparing it in such a way that my family and friends can feel how much I care for them.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Yes Virginia, you can make homemade marshmallows, but seriously it was funny how many of the Girl Scouts were completely surprised by the thought of making your own marshmallows. One Girl Scout did say her mom had made them and said they were too hard to make. I am not a good judge of how hard a recipe is, personally I think this is a very easy recipe. Yes, it does involve some time and certain tools but very doable. These are very yummy with the graham crackers I showed you how to make here and with Hershey's Kisses, for our Teacher Appreciation Luncheon we made open face S'mores with one graham cracker, marshmallow, and a Hershey's Kiss and toasted them together under the oven broiler. These crackers are very addictive, each time I reach for one I want another one as soon as I have finished one. I highly recommend these, the coconut oil puts them over the top.
Mmmm, marshmallows. Think of all the possibilities with these beautiful sugar clouds!
Ingredients for this Recipe Are:
1 cup Lite Corn Syrup
1 cup cold water
3 packets Unflavored Gelatin
1 1/2 cups Cane Sugar (white sugar also works)
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 cup Cornstarch
1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
Pour 1/2 cup water and gelatin in mixing bowl with whisk attachment standing by.
Pour 1/2 cup water, corn syrup, cane sugar, and salt into medium sauce pan with lid over medium/high flame for 3 minutes.
Remove lid from sauce pan, attach candy thermometer and continue cooking until temperature reaches 240 Fahrenheit.
Turn off burner and begin slowly adding sugar mixture to gelatin, alternating between adding syrup and mixing on high until syrup has all been added.
Continue mixing on high for 12 minutes, add vanilla extract right before the time is over.
Mix cornstarch and powdered sugar together.
Place a piece of parchment paper in a 9 x 13 pan.
Sprinkle 1/2 cornstarch/powdered sugar mixture over the entire bottom of the pan.
Spread marshmallow fluff into prepared pan. Allow to rest on counter over night.
Cut into your favorite shape, or just squares.
Eat them on S'mores, in hot chocolate, or whatever you would like.