Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Marshmallows 2 Ways

These marshmallows are simply delicious!!
I made 2 different recipes and came out with 2 very different marshmallows.
The first 1 was from Joy of baking and the second Martha Stewart-I personally loved Martha's better-it was light, airy and melt in your mouth yummy:)
While Joy's was more thicker and chewy-most people who have tried them really like Joy's version better. The recipe I'm giving here today will be Martha's but feel free to try them both! I'm linking to Joy's marshmallow post-printable. I'll have Martha's recipe available through our printable link. With Martha's recipe I decided to add Saigon cinnamon-which is a little spicier than regular cinnamon and added just the right amount of flavor. With Joy's I added peppermint extract.

This may look more complicated than it actually is-it's actually pretty easy!

The first thing is to get your pan ready by sifting powdered sugar on all surfaces.

In a medium saucepan bring to a boil, over high heat, corn syrup, sugar, and water.

Meanwhile dissolve gelatin in 3/4 c. cold water.
About 5 minutes.

Oops!
Just about forgot the salt!

Once the sugar dissolves, boil for about 9 minutes or until temp reaches 238 degrees.
With the mixer on low speed slowly stream the hot syrup into the gelatin mixture.

Gradually raise the speed to high; beat until very stiff, about 12 minutes.
Beat in vanilla and in our case, cinnamon.
Sorry for the lack of step by step on these next ones it gets a little crazy busy here!:)
So I'll just tell you-Pour the marshmallow into the prepared pan and smooth with an offset spatula. Set aside uncovered, until firm about 3 hours-I laid a sheet of tin foil lightly over mine and left it out over night.

You then unmold the marshmallows from the pans-above is the peppermint ones.

Cut into whatever size and shape you want.
You can see that these ones are thinner and more compact.

These {above} are the cinnamon flavored marshmallows, they almost over flowed the pan!

Un-mold onto a powdered sugar covered counter top.

Can you tell how much lighter and thicker these ones came out?!?
Be sure to dip all sides into powdered sugar to avoid them sticking together.
Store in an airtight container.
I will definitely be making more and trying different flavors in the future!!

Top your favorite cup of hot chocolate or just by itself!!
Enjoy!!!



12 comments:

  1. I have never made homemade marshmellow before!I will have to give it a shot!

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  2. Heaven. Total heaven. I could live in that cup of hot chocolate with that creamy giant marshmallow!

    Laura

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  3. That's it.. I have been seeing marshmallows all over the place and have wanted to try them for a while now, but yours just sealed the deal. They look delicious and I love the idea of adding cinnamon to them! Well done :)

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  4. no way I have never even made my own marshmallows I bet they are divine. thanks for sharing!!!

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  6. Gorgeous! I've avoided making these for fear of the mess and complication but you made it look easy!

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  7. Yum...cinnamon marshmallows in some hot chocolate would be really yummy right now! I've never attempted marshmallows, but you're making me want to try! No work next week, so I think I'm going to go for it! Thanks!

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  8. I've never made homemade marshmallows - great idea!

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  9. i am very impressed! i havent braved marshmallows yet- they look fabulous!

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  10. Amazing....I would love some hot chocolate with the marshmallow melting on top...oh yum!

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  11. So cool! I've been wanting to try making marshmallows. They look so darn delicious!

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  12. These are fabulous! It looks to be a much fluffier recipe than the one I usually use- I can't wait to try these! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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