Monday, February 14, 2011

Homemade Marshmallows

For a fun project and a special treat for Valentines Day try a batch of homemade marshmallows. I've made them for the holidays too, to give with hot cocoa. One of my daughters wanted to take them to her class for Valentines Day.
You start by soaking the gelatin in water in the mixing bowl. Then boil the corn syrup and sugar mixture and when it reaches the soft ball stage, you pour it slowly into the gelatin.
Then whip it for about 15 minutes. We added some red food coloring for a pale pink effect.
Then spread it in a pan sprinkled with powdered sugar to dry overnight.
Then have a cute little girl cut out heart shaped marshmallows with a cookie cutter. Nice squares work too.
Roll the sticky edges in more powdered sugar.
Then pack in red box.
Happy Valentines Day!

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