Handmade gifts: Fluffy Homemade Marshmallows


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Homemade Marshmallows are the perfect holiday gift to gift during the holiday season.

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Ingredients (Makes a 10 inch square)

3 Tbsp powdered Gelatine

6 tbsp water for blooming

Syrup  

2½ cups Castor sugar

1 tbsp Glucose syrup

¾ cup water

Flavour

3 tsp of Raspberry Flavour

1 tsp of Vanilla extract

1 tsp of Pink food colour

You will also need:

Candy thermometer    |    Food processor with whisk attachment    |    10 inch square sided pan lined with oiled baking paper

Method

In a bowl, add the Gelatine and water. Leave aside for 10 minutes to bloom.

In the mean time, make a syrup with the sugar, water and Glucose syrup. Mix together and boil until the sugar reached 120°C.

Warm the Gelatine for 10seconds in a microwave until melted and runny. Place the Gelatin in a food processor with a whisk attachment. Start whipping the gelatine. With the mixer running, slowly trickle the hot sugar syrup down the side of the mixing bowl into the gelatine mixture. Keep whisking until the mixture starts to whiten and thicken. Now the magic begins!!! Once the mixture starts to resemble fluffy bubblegum, add the flavourings of choice. …and there you have it! Spoon the marshmallow into the prepared tin.

Allow to set for a few hours. Once set, cut the marshmallows into bars or cubes. Enjoy! Store in a sealed box.