Homemade Marshmallows

I had been talking about wanting to make homemade marshmallows for several months now. But I always had an excuse for delaying this endeavour; no candy thermometer, no corn syrup, no cornstarch, etc. Finally, I bit the bullet last week and made these fluffy pieces of deliciousness.

This is the marshmallow recipe I used. Though, the one thing that I did change was the temperature of the hot mixture. It should have reached 240 degrees F before removing it from the stove and pouring into the gelatin mixture, but it just would not reach 240! I tried for 20 minutes, so at 205 I called it quits and poured it into the gelatin mixture. But you know what? It worked just fine! 🙂

The one thing that I will do differently in the future is that I will use parchment paper instead of oil spray. As you can see in some of the images, the oil spray left a yellow film on the bottom of the marshmallows (when flipped over) that really does not look appealing. Though I was able to cover most of it with cornstarch and icing sugar. Note that the oil spray itself did not have a negative effect on the actual flavor of the marshmallows. They tasted great!

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