Toasted homemade marshmallows recipe
- 1 tbsp granulated gelatine
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 egg whites
- 1½ tsp vanilla
Dissolve gelatine in boiling water and add sugar. As soon as the gelatine has dissolved, set the bowl containing the mixture into a pan of iced water.
Add the egg whites and vanilla and beat until the mixture becomes white and very thick.
Turn into a shallow pan, first dipped in cold water, and let stand until thoroughly chilled.
Remove the marshmallow from the pan and cut into small bite-sized pieces.
To toast the marshmallows, select a clean dry stick and thread one or two marshmallows onto the stick.
Lower the marshmallows over a naked flame (a crackling fire works best!) and slowly rotate so that all sides of the marshmallow become brown and toasted.
If the sugar in the marshmallow catches fire, simply blow out the flame.
Allow to cool slightly before eating directly off the stick.
- Yes, you could just buy a bag of commercially made marshmallows and still have the fun of toasting them - but homemade marshmallows are a joy to eat and super-simple to make, so there's no reason not to make them from scratch!
- If you want your marshmallows to have drier sides (so they're less sticky) you can give them a very light dusting of cornflour or icing sugar mixture - or a comination of the two.
- This recipes was created by Ella Walsh for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.