Monday, 15 July 2013

Wonka sweet making - marshmallows

Today we made marshmallows.

You need:
2 sachets of gelatine powder dissolved in 125ml hot water
2 egg whites
500g caster sugar
pink food colouring

(1) First we whisked up the egg whites until they were stiff and firm
(2) Put the sugar in a saucepan with 250 ml water. Boil and then using a sugar thermometer heat until it reaches hard ball stage (122oc). Turn off the heat
(Have a pot of hot water to put the thermometer in when you have finished with it)
(3) Pour the gelatine and food colouring into the syrup. (It boils up a little bit)
(4) Switch the food mixer on low and add the syrup/gelatine mixture to the egg whites. Leave the mixture on for about 20 minutes until the mixture goes thick and bulky (you can see a ribbon of marshmallows when you lift the beaters up)
(5) Oil a small square tin and then dust with a mixture of 1 tablespoon each of icing sugar and corn flour.
(6) Pour in the marshmallow mixture and leave to set for a couple of hours (not in the fridge though)

We also added sugar to the top!

You could also add different flavourings if you like to the mixture.

The girls like it but it is denser than shop-bought marshmallows - more like the inside of meringue I guess!

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