Saturday, April 23, 2011

Homemade Marshmallows

These aren't the best pictures but I wanted you to see how to make the molds for the egg shaped marshmallows. The ones on the right I have frosted with melted chocolate chips so there isn't too much chocolate on them. The ones on the left I flavored with cherry and the chocolate ones are just vanilla. They were super easy to make and taste yummy!

Prepare molds for marshmallow eggs: Fill 3 or more 9x13 pans with about 3 cups of flour each (smooth and level). Make mold depressions in the flour with plastic eggs that you have stashed somewhere. Leave a depression as deep and smooth as possible.
Marshmallow filling: In a mixing bowl, dissolve 2 T of Knox unflavored gelatin in 6 T. cold water. I just let this sit while I was doing the molds and making the syrup. In a saucepan mix 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1/2 cup water. Stir and dissolve the mixture over heat while bringing to a boil. Remove from heat once it barely starts to boil and pour over the softened gelatin. With a wire whisk stir until dissolved and mixed. Whip the mixture with an electric mixer (I used my kitchen aid) for about 5 minutes. Just before completely whipped add a dash of salt and your flavoring. Spoon mixture into molds until they are completely full. Work fast because this mixture sets up fast (about 10-15 minutes).
When it is set gently turn the eggs over so they are completely coated with flour. Then you can just eat them or dip them in chocolate.

1 comment:

Trina said...

Looks fun and delicious!