For the record, I don't really even like marshmallows all that much. They're too sweet. Yep, I'm one of those people. However, holy cow - they're amazing. Like, I might never buy marshmallows again.
Here's the recipe I followed:
- 3 packages unflavored gelatin
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
Combine the gelatin and 1/2 cup of cold water in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and allow to sit while you make the syrup.
Meanwhile, combine the sugar, corn syrup, salt, and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Raise the heat to high and cook until the syrup reaches 240 degrees F on a candy thermometer. Remove from the heat.
With the mixer on low speed, slowly pour the sugar syrup into the dissolved gelatin. Put the mixer on high speed and whip until the mixture is very thick, about 15 minutes. Add the vanilla and mix thoroughly.
Turn the marshmallows onto a board and cut them in squares. dust them with more confectioners' sugar.
Yield: 20 to 40 marshmallows, depending on cut size
For your viewing pleasure I present:
Five Little Frogs by Guthrie after a boatload of sugar and caffeine late at night.
can you believe a year ago we were getting her evaluated for speech problems because she could only say about 10 words? Crazy.
I could totally listen to her say 'delicious' all night.