So I found another GREAT blog that I'm already addicted to...
Isn't that cute?! So I didn't get far into reading the posts (only one) when I found this post about marshmallows! I've never made them but I love them! There's just something about the texture and flavor that's child-like and I remember begging my mom at the store if I could go home with a bag of the colored ones :o)
Well, these aren't colored but they are covered with flavor that probably makes them 100 times better than I thought marshmallows could ever be! Enjoy the commentary by the original blogger!
"If you haven't ever made your own marshmallows DO IT NOW!
They are so easy and totally yummy.
Trust me, I am big time scared of the candy thermometer, but you won't mess it up. I pinky swear."
recipe adapted from Martha
4 envelopes unflavored gelatin
3 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 cups water divided
Spray 9x13 lightly with cooking spray
line the pan with parchment coming up the sides (at least 2 inches) on each end.
Spray the parchment lightly with cooking spray.
Put granulated sugar, corn syrup, salt, and 3/4 cup water into a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Without stirring, continue to cook syrup until mixture registers 238° on a candy thermometer, between 7-9 minutes.
While the syrup is boiling pour 3/4 cup water into bowl of stand mixer. Sprinkle the gelatin on the water and let it sit 5 minutes so gelatin softens.