Have you ever tried making homemade marshmallow? They're surprisingly easy to make in the Thermomix and they taste way better than the commercial variety. BUT, did you know that it's super easy to take marshmallows to the next level by making Jelly Crystal flavoured marshmallow? The flavour possibilities are endless. Take a look at the basic recipe below and then we can talk about some tips and tricks.
Jelly Crystal Flavoured Marshmallow
- 335 gm sugar
- 3 ½ teaspoon gelatine
- 85 gm flavoured jelly crystals
- 125 gm hot water from the tap
- 125 gm cold water fridge cold
- Line a small slice tray (or loaf tin) with baking paper.
- Place the sugar and jelly crystals in the TM Bowl. Mill 5sec/Speed 9.
- Add the gelatine and hot water to the jelly crystals. Dissolve 3min/100 degree C/Speed 3.
- Use the spatula to ensure that all the sugar and jelly crystals have dissolved.
- Add the cold water and check the temperature.
- When the liquid has cooled to below 50 degrees and the butterfly whisk. Whisk 8min/Speed 3.5.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared tray and refrigerate until set.
- Once the marshmallow has set remove it from the tray by lifting the paper out of the pan.
- Coat another piece of baking paper with a thin layer of either coconut or cornflour.
- Turn the marshmallow over so the sticky side rests on the coconut.
- Carefully remove the baking paper from the top of the marshmallow and coat with more coconut or cornflour.
- Slice the marshmallow into cubes, coating all sides with the coconut.
- Refrigerate until required.
It seems that everyone is making marshmallows at them moment. Sarah Wilson has a version she calls sugar free because they use rice malt syrup as the sweetener and Quirky uses honey in her recipe.
I prefer to think of sweets as sometimes foods and make them as nature intended... with pure, refined sugar cane juice, aka sugar. Hehe, yes I'm being a little tongue in cheek here, but there are some things you will never be able to make into a health food. Marshmallow falls into that category for me.
So if we're not eating this for the good of our health why not make them taste super delicious? That's where the jelly crystals come into the recipe. I'm sure most kids love jelly. Now their favourite flavour can be made into a marshmallow. The recipe is so simple you can even get the kids to help.
My tips for the perfect flavoured marshmallow are very simple;
- Make sure the sugar and gelatin are completely dissolved.
- Cool the mixture to 50 degrees!!!
- Refrigerate immediately so the gelatine doesn't separate.
- Roll in coconut if the weather is humid or damp.
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