If you have never tried making marshmallows, do give it a try. I never thought it would be so easy to make and I have been hooked ever since. It is just one fun recipe everyone should try. I used my brand new (it’s actually few months old now) Kitchenaid mixer and whipping it up was a breeze. I think an electric beater would work as well. This is my second batch of marshmallows and I flavored it with peppermint which was doubly delicious.
Recipe – Peppermint Marshmallows
2 tbsp gelatin granules
2 cup sugar
2/3 cup corn syrup ( optional, use 1/4 cup water if not using corn syrup)
pinch of salt
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp peppermint extract for flavouring
Mix of icing sugar and cornstarch for handling the marshmallow approx 1/2 cup
1. Add the gelatin and around 1/4 cup water in the bowl of the stand mixer and set it aside.
2. In another saucepan, mix the corn syrup, salt, 1/4 cup water and sugar and let it boil. The temperature registered should be around 240 degrees C. If you don’t have a candy thermometer, boil for approx 5 min.
3. Pour over this hot mixture carefully in the gelatin mix and let the stand mixer run at high speed for approx 10 mins. The mixture will be pale in the beginning but will slowly start taking the marshmallow shape. In the end add the peppermint extract.
4. Now handling the marshmallow is the toughest part. So use oiled everything. Line around 8 inch square tin with parchment paper. Grease it with oil, very important as the marshmallow mixture will be super sticky.
5. Using an oiled spatula gently spread the marshmallow mixture into the tin. Cover it with another greased parchment paper. Let this sit at room temperature for min of 3 hours.
6. Remove all the parchment paper. Sprinkle cornstarch and icing sugar mix on a working surface and transfer the marshmallow. Using a very sharp oiled knife cut it into squares. Toss the squares in the cornstarch mix.
7. Store it in an airtight container in refrigerator. It will last atleast couple of weeks.