Friday, October 29, 2010

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Polka Dot Marshmallows

Halloween is upon us and it is DEFINITELY time for some GF/CF/SF/MF/EF/NF marshmallows!

Now… Bubbe must confess. She's not really able to eat marshmallows anymore because of the whole … dentures. But I remember eating them as a kid! Every kid deserves marshmallows.

There's already one marshmallow recipe on the Magnificent Monster House Recipe page, and here's another that is a BIG hit with people who look good in polka dots Polka Dot Blog

Now, when I saw this recipe, I started thinking about cutting out white ghosts with cookie cutters. Or if you have an all natural food coloring like those made by Seelecttea, you can make orange pumpkins, green witches, and even have a black cat marshmallow!

Well, whatever way you do it… enjoy!

Halloween Marshmallows! (Originally posted at: Looks good in polka dots)

3 T. of unflavored gelatin (or sub agar agar powder)
1 c. chilled filtered water
1.5 c. organic cane sugar
1 c. corn syrup replacement (see recipe in MMH recipe page or use agave nectar or brown rice syrup)
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. real vanilla extract
1/4 c. powder sugar (or process cane sugar until fine and powdery, add a bit of starch to achieve same consistency)
1/4 c. corn starch/tapioca flour/potato starch/arrowroot powder
- Chill your metal mixing bowl and whisk attachment(s).
- Place chilled bowl on base of stand mixer and attach whisk.
- Start by putting gelatin (or replacement) into bowl.
- Add 1/2 c. chilled water
- In medium saucepan combine remaining water, cane sugar, corn syrup replacement and salt. Cover and cook for about 3 minutes. Uncover and continue to cook until mixture reaches about 235-240 degrees F (soft ball stage). Once temperature is reached remove from heat.
- Now, turn your stand mixer on low. Slowly add hot mixture to gelatin. When all syrup is added, put mixer on high. Continue to whip until mixture becomes thick and temp cools. Add the vanilla and whip for about a minute longer.
- This mixture will whip for 10-15 minutes. So, prepare your pans while it is mixing.
- Spray a 13 x 9 inch rectangular pan with non-stick cooking spray. Combine powder sugar and corn (tapioca or potato if corn is out) starch in a small bowl. Sprinkle mixture in pan, cover pan and shake to fully coat.
- Now you can add the mixture to the pan. It is difficult to spread. Use a rubber spatula coated with non stick spray. Once spread out in the pan, sprinkle the top with more of the sugar/cornstarch mixture, cover w/ foil and allow to set up over night. Cut into 1 inch pieces and store in zip top bag at room temp.

For more on agar agar substitutions, check out this

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My polka dot marshmallows rock!!!! :-) Hope FrazzledMomma is feeling better soon!

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