Homemade Marshmallows. Once you try them, you’ll never eat the store-bought kind again. Well, you might. But you’ll wish they were homemade. These are how marshmallows should be, melting into a cream over the top of your hot chocolate.
Pour 1/3 cup of water over 3 envelopes of unflavored gelatin and let stand about 10 minutes. When hot syrup on stove reaches the right temperature, carefully add the hot syrup to the gelatin with the mixer on low. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and increase speed to medium high. Beat for 8-13 minutes until mixture is white, stiff, sticky and makes you drool. i.e. picture below:
When firm & cool, cut the marshmallows into squares, wetting the knife often. Toss marshmallows in confectioners sugar, cocoa powder, toasted coconut or anything you’d like. We added some cinnamon to some of ours.
If you don’t like marshmallows, I think these will make you a believer. This recipe is from the book “Jam it, Pickle it, Cure it” and it has lots of other fun cooking projects too.
Hope everyone had a Happy Hokie Day!