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!
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.
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.