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Easter recipe: Raspberry Marshmallows

By Megha Vikram
March 25, 2016 15:00 IST
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Reader Megha Vikram shared her special recipe for Raspberry Marshmallows.

raspberry marshmallows

Here's the recipe: 

Ingredients

  • 20 gm gelatin
  • 1 cup ice cold water 
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar 
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla or raspberry 
  • Few drops of gel food colour 
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • Oil to grease the tray or a nonstick spray.

Method

  • Place the gelatin in the mixer with half cup water. If you are using a hand-mixer make sure that you use a large bowl.
  • Mix the remaining water, granulated sugar, corn syrup and salt in a saucepan.
  • Place over medium-high heat, cover and cook for 3-4 minutes. 
  • Remove the lid. If you have a candy thermometer then clip it to the side of the saucepan and continue to cook till the mixture reaches 240 F (that’s approximately 7-8 minutes).
  • Once the mixture reaches this temperature, immediately remove from heat.
  • Turn the mixer on low speed and while running slowly pour the hot sugar syrup into the bowl with the gelatin mix.
  • If you’re using a hand-mixer you need to be very careful with this and it would be better to take the help of an adult for this step.
  • Once all the sugar syrup has been added, turn the mixer to high and continue to beat for 10-12 minutes till it’s very thick and glossy.
  • Add the colour and flavour at the last stage.
  • While you’re mixing it, it is wise to prepare the tray.
  • Grease a single 13x9 or two 8x8 trays with oil or cooking spray.
  • Mix the icing sugar and cornstarch in a bowl and dust the trays with it. Keep some extra sugar mix for use later. 
  • Once the mixture is done, pour it into the trays and spread with an oiled spatula.
  • Sprinkle some more of the dry mix on this, covering the tray properly.
  • Let it set for at least 4 hours or ideally overnight.
  • Run a knife dusted with the dry mix around the edges and unmould.
  • Cut with a sharp knife or dusted pizza cutter.
  • Sprinkle more of the sugar mix to coat all over.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Note: Megha used a stand mixer for this. “It can also be made using a handheld electric whisk. But as per my knowledge it’s not possible to make marshmallows if you are not using any of these,” she says.

Lead photograph: Megha Vikram 

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