Reader Megha Vikram shared her special recipe for Raspberry Marshmallows.
Here's the recipe:
- 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.
- 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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