Sunday, December 18, 2011

Peppermint Marshmallows

I always thought homemade marshmallows were too difficult for me to make, but this recipe is so easy, and the end result is soft, pepperminty marshmallows.

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch
2 envelopes unflavoured gelatin
1 1/3 cups sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup
6 crushed peppermint candy canes
1/8 tsp salt

Line a 9x13" pan with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray

Sift together powdered sugar and cornstarch, take 2 tablesppons of the sugar mixture and coat the foil lined pan with it

In the bowl of your electric mixer place 2/3 cup water and the gelatin and leave to soften for 5 minutes

In a saucepan, heat sugar, corn syrup, candy cane, and salt over medium heat until completely dissolved

Pour into bowl with gelatin mixture and beat on high speed for 10-15 minutes, until light and fluffy

Spread mixture into prepared pan, and sift enough of the powdered sugar mixture to cover the top, leave at room temp for 2 hours

Lift foil from pan, and using a wet knife cut marshmallows into small squares, and dip each square into the remaining powdered sugar mixture.

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