We all love marshmallows.........but not many of us know how simple they are to make at home!
5 Sheets of Gelatine
225g Caster Sugar
100ml Water for cooking
80ml Water for soaking Gelatine
1 Egg White
1tsp Strawberry Flavouring
Some Icing Sugar and Corn Flour for dusting
Red Food Colouring
Soak the gelatine sheets in the 80ml of water. Place to the side.
Find a baking tray which is aprox 7x9 inches and completely dust this with the icing sugar and corn flour. Set to the side.
Place the 100ml of water and caster sugar into a saucepan and bring to the boil for 12 mins.
Remove from the heat and slowly stir in the gelatine AND the soaking water. Be careful as the hot sugar may boil up quickly now.
Return to the heat for a few minutes until the gelatine is completely dissolved in the syrup mixture.
Remove from the heat and set to the side.
Place the egg white in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until stiff.
While beating the egg white slowly add the syrup mixture. Be careful as this will still be very warm!
Continue adding the syrup while mixing until all ingredients are combined together.
While mixing add a tiny amount of red food colouring to make the mixture pink and mix in the strawberry flavouring.
Continue mixing the marshmallow mixture for a further 10 mins. You will notice it begin to thicken and get sticky as it cools.
Pour the marshmallow mixture into the dusted baking tray and smooth out with the back of a spoon or spatula. Dust the top the marshmallows with more icing sugar and corn flour.
Leave to cool for about 2 hours.
The marshmallow should peel away from the baking tray fairly easily. Cut and serve!