During the cold weather my kids like to warm up with a hot chocolate after school. More often than not this involves a marshmallow or two, so I thought it was about time I tried making my own.
Most marshmallow recipes I’ve come across call for corn syrup, egg white or a sugar thermometer. This recipe uses NONE of those! It’s ridiculously easy even kids can make it. In fact, it’s a good one to make with children as they can take turns holding the electric mixer!
- 4 tsp gelatine powder
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 1 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- Line a baking tin with greaseproof paper (I used a 27cm x 17.5 cm tin).
- Add the gelatine to hot water and quickly stir to dissolve.
Place sugar and cold water in a bowl and beat with electric mixer for 5 minutes.
Add the gelatine mixture, using a spatula to make sure none of the gelatine is left behind in the bowl. Add vanilla essence and beat for 5 mins until thick.
Pour into the lined tin. Smooth down with a spatula (working quickly as the mixture will start to set).
Leave to set in the fridge for 4 hours (or can leave overnight).
- When set, cut up into cubes, then gently roll the pieces in icing sugar.
- I just used a simple electric hand mixer – no fancy equipment necessary!
- Try adding a drop of rose water or strawberry flavouring instead of the vanilla.
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