Friday, December 11, 2009

Homemade Marshmallows

These are perfect in your hot chocolate this time of year

1 1/2 cup water
1 1/4 cup Light Corn Syrup
3 cups sugar
4 envelopes unflavored gelatin (Knox brand)
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar
Electric mixer with whisk attachment - Kitchen Aids work great

Combine 3/4 cup cold water and 4 packs of gelatin in mixing bowl and set aside.

Combine 3/4 cup water, sugar syrup, and salt in a pan. Cook over high heat stirring until sugar is dissolved and a rolling boil begins. Boil, without stirring, for 1 full minute or until temp is 238...this took me more than 1 minute. Slowly pour hot mixture into mixer on low speed. Gradully increase spead to high and mix (with whisk attachment) for 6 minutes. Slowly add extract and beat for 6 more minutes.

Pour into greased 9x13 pan and let sit at least 3 hours until set. cut into squares on a surface covered in powdered sugar and then toss in bowl to fully coat. ENJOY!