Where do Marshmallows come from?
I have always wondered how marshmallows are made, because they seem so simple. Most of my memories of marshmallows was eating them while camping with chocolate and gram crackers or out of the bag! I did some searching and found a really easy and good recipe from Mccauliflower of Brownie Points blog. I just recently discovered her blog, she is based in Portland, Oregon. After reading the receipe it sounded pretty simple so I tried it! It actually was really easy and simple, her instructions are excellent. Here is her what she recommends:
2 packs of gelatin
1/4 + 2T of water
1 1/2tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 +2T of water
1/2 +2T of corn syrup
1/4 tsp salt
Line a 9x13' pan with parchement paper and spray with vegetable oil.
Fit a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, combine 1/2 +2T water and sprinkle gelatain on top. Bring to a boil with the lid on and with out stirring. Remove lid and continue to cook until it reaches 234-240'.
Add the sugar, salt and corn syrup and reaming water to a saucepan.
With the mixer on medium speed add the syrup mixer, very slowly. Once all blended together, turn mixer up to full speed and mix for 8-10 minutes. Pour mixture into pan and let sit a room temp for 10-12 hours.
In a separate bowl add equal parts of rice flour and confectioners sugar, cut marshmallows into desired size and shape and coat with the rice flour mixture.
Keep in air tight container
Instead of rice flour I used corn starch, this is for a 1/2 recipe. For full recipe and PDF print out go to Brownie Points Blog