Video:How to Make Homemade Marshmallowswith Cliff Wildman
For a sticky and gooey good time, make marshmallows at home with your little ones. See what ingredients you need, and how to cut and store marshmallow.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Homemade MarshmallowsHi Cliff WIldman here with about.com food, today I'm going to show you how to make homemade marshmallows. It's a lot of fun, but it might get a little sticky.
Marshmallow IngredientsSo for ingredients, we'll need 3 packets of unflavored gelatin, a cup and a half of granulated sugar, one cup of light corn syrup, a half a cup of confectioners' or powdered sugar, and a half cup of cornstarch. We'll also need a quarter teaspoon of kosher salt, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, you'll need some ice water, so pour a cup, fill it with ice, set it aside you'll need about a cup of it. And we'll also need some non-stick cooking spray.
Prepare the Marshmallow PanWe're going to mix the confectioners' sugar and the cornstarch in a bowl, and once that is mixed thoroughly, we're going to take a pan, about 13x9, spray that with the non-stick spray and we want to coat the pan with the sugar/cornstarch mix, make sure that you cover all the sides.
Mix Marshmallow IngredientsIn a kitchen mixer, we're going to mix three packets of gelatin with a half a cup of ice water we set aside earlier, you can let this sit for later.
Boil the Marshmallow MixtureIn a small saucepan on the stove, we're going to add a half a cup of ice water, the quarter teaspoon of salt, the cup and half of granulated sugar and the cup of corn syrup. Get that mixed up a little bit, cover and cook on medium high heat for 3 minutes. Once that three minutes is up, you'll see that the mixture is boiling a bit, we're going to put a candy thermometer in and heat to two hundred and forty degrees Fahrenheit. As you see here we're getting close and once you get there you want to take the mixture off immediately.
Take it over to the mixer, turn the mixer on low and pour the syrup in slowly, this takes about a minute, a minute and a half to get all the syrup in there, you just don't want all the syrup to go in there at the same time.
Once all the syrup is in, you want to turn the mixer onto high for 13-14 minutes, when you're at minute 12 or 13, when you're in your last minute you want to add the teaspoon of vanilla extract, which gives it that wonderful marshmallow taste and flavor.
Bake the MarshmallowsWe're finished mixing the marshmallows now. We're going to pour it into the baking pan that we coated with cornstarch and sugar, this can take a while to get all out of the bowl, it's very unwieldy, very sticky of course, it will settle to the bottom of the pan, you want to dust the top with cornstarch/sugar mixture,
Cool the MarshmallowsCover everything, set it aside over night, the next day you can come back and pop it out of the pan, if you have to you might have to use a spatula to loosen up some parts, it is really sticky.
Cut the MarshmallowsOnce you get it on the cutting board, this is the funniest part - you get to use a pizza slicer to cut up the marshmallows into whatever size you like. Once you have them cut up you're going to take the cornstarch and confectioners sugar mix and dust the sticky sides of the marshmallows. This is the last part of the process, you notice I'm putting it into tupperware here. These will last for 2-3 weeks in something airtight like this.
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