I always thought they were too sweet, it’s like eating sugar.
Not for me thanks.
But boy can things change.
A while ago I tasted hot chocolate with a homemade marshmallow for the first time.
And what can I say….I loved it!
The hot chocolate was made with really dark bitter chocolate and when the marshmallow melted in to the chocolate…wow!
I now consider myself a born again marshmallow’ist.
Makes 12 large ones
3 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cups corn syrup
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
In the bowl of an electric mixer, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water.
Let it stand and soak for 10 minutes.
Combine sugar, corn syrup, and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan.
Bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute.
Pour boiling syrup into gelatin and mix at high speed. Add the salt and beat for about 12 minutes.
Add vanilla. Scrape into a 9 x 9-inch pan lined with oiled plastic wrap and spread evenly.
Cover with plastic wrap.
Let the marshmallows sit for 4-5 hours.
Remove from pan, dredge the marshmallow slab with confectioners’ sugar and cut into 12 equal pieces with scissors. Dredge each piece of marshmallow in confectioners’ sugar.
Photos by Studio Dreyer Hensley