A marshmallows is a sugar-based sweet dish that, in its modern form, marshmallows typically consists of sugar, water and gelatin whipped to a spongy consistency, molded into small cylindrical pieces, and coated with corn starch. If you have never made your own marshmallows, give it a try. They are much tastier than the store-bought kind. Making your own marshmallows is a fun project at home. Do be careful with the boiling sugar syrup.
3 Tbsp unflavored gelatin
2 ½ cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups light corn syrup
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
¾ cup water
Vegetable oil, for brushing
1. Brush a large glass baking dish with oil.
2. Mix granulated sugar, corn syrup, salt, and 3/4 cup of water into a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stir the mixture to dissolve the sugar. Let the mix cook for another 10 minutes without stirring.
3. Meanwhile, melt the gelatin in water in a double boiler (approx 5 minutes), beat in vanilla with a stand mixer and add the previous mix of corn syrup, salt and granulated sugar.
4. Now pour into the prepared dish, and smooth with an offset spatula. Set aside, uncovered, until firm (about 3 hours).
5. Sift 1 cup confectioners’ sugar onto a clean surface and unmold marshmallow onto confectioners’ sugar.
6. When the marshmallows are ready to be cut, dust 1 cup confectioner’s sugar onto a clean surface and unmold marshmallows onto the sugar. Use a sharp knife lightly brushed with oil and cut marshmallows into 2-inch squares. Sift remaining 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar into a small bowl and roll each marshmallow in the sugar to coat.