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Make your own marshmallows
As a kid, I never remember liking marshmallows and as an adult, unless they are toasted, I couldn't eat one. Yes, I will quite happily decline if you offer me one of your flumps!

I decided I wanted to make my own after hearing so many people say you can't compare homemade to shop bought. I also like the idea of having them in hot chocolate, yes people, I have not experienced a marshmallow in hot chocolate! This is going to be an exciting moment for me! Of course, to make marshmallows involves boiling sugar, pretty much my arch nemesis so I'm hoping to come out the other side without any third degree burns!

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  • Step 1

    Lightly grease a 9x9 inch silicone baking pan with vegetable oil. I really recommend you use a silicone baking pan as it makes getting the marshmallows out SO much easier. You can pick them up in most supermarkets.

  • Step 2

    Into the bowl of your electric mixer (or a large bowl if you are using an electric hand whisk) pour in 1/2 cup of cold water and sprinkle in 3 sachets of gelatin and leave for around 10 minutes.

  • How to make a marshmallow. Homemade Marshmallows - Step 3
    Step 3

    Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, add in 2 cups of white sugar, 2/3 cup of golden syrup and 3/4 of a cup of cold water. Bring to the boil stirring frequently.

  • How to make a marshmallow. Homemade Marshmallows - Step 4
    Step 4

    Once the sugar mixture is at a hard boil, boil it like this for 1 minute. When it reaches a hard boil it will look like the photo.

  • How to make a marshmallow. Homemade Marshmallows - Step 5
    Step 5

    Remove from heat and add to your gelatin with 1/4 tsp of salt.

  • How to make a marshmallow. Homemade Marshmallows - Step 6
    Step 6

    Whisk on a high speed for around 10-12 minutes. The photo shows the consistency after around 5 minutes.

  • How to make a marshmallow. Homemade Marshmallows - Step 7
    Step 7

    After about 10 minutes mine was at the right consistency, which should be thick and fluffy. Add in your vanilla extract and some pink food colouring (optional) and whisk until combined.

  • How to make a marshmallow. Homemade Marshmallows - Step 8
    Step 8

    Pour into your silicone baking pan and leave to set at room temperature, it will take between 4-5 hours to get firm.

  • How to make a marshmallow. Homemade Marshmallows - Step 9
    Step 9

    Once your marshmallows have set, sieve icing sugar into a bowl and also dust a little onto a worktop or chopping board.

  • How to make a marshmallow. Homemade Marshmallows - Step 10
    Step 10

    Turn out your marshmallow onto a board and using a pair of scissors coated in icing sugar, cut into squares as big or small as you want.

  • How to make a marshmallow. Homemade Marshmallows - Step 11
    Step 11

    Throw each square into the icing sugar to coat and eat on their own or put some in hot chocolate! Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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Amanda Wicked
Amanda Wicked · Sacramento, California, United States

Question: In step two, did you mix in the gelatin, or sprinkle it in and let it seep in on it's own?

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Shelby  S.
Shelby S.

Thank you for posting these! I made them this evening, and they're fantastic! Now I want to try to make them with a bunch of other flavors too!

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Sophia H.
Sophia H.

how much gelatine did you use? isn't it possible to make it with agar agar?

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Raven W.
Raven W. · Brisbane, Queensland, Australia · 69 projects

So how were they? On their own and in hot choc?

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Aro Sh
Aro Sh · Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, GB · 2 projects

I'm soo gonna make this <3
and i'll try it with hot chocolate too ;P you're not the only one ^^
THANK YOU VERY MUCH !! <3

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