Easy Homemade Marshmallows

Easy Homemade Marshmallows (from A Little Bit Crunchy A Little Bit Rock and Roll)

(Adapted from A Chow Life via Martha Stewart)


Ingredients:

2 envelopes unflavored gelatin

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons light corn syrup

3/4 cup water, divided

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 cup powdered sugar


Directions:

1. Line a  8x11.5 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Brush the paper with vegetable oil and set aside.


2. In the bowl of your electric mixer, add 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cold water. Sprinkle the gelatin over the the water and let it sit for about 5 minutes.


3. In a sauce pan, add the 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons corn syrup, salt, and 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Without stirring  allow the mixture to continue cooking until a candy thermometer reads 238 degrees F.


4. With your whisk attachment, mix the gelatin on low speed. In a steady stream, pour the hot syrup slowly into the gelatin. Gradually bring your mixture up to high and beat until the mixture is stiff- about 12 minutes. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla.


5. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Set aside, uncovered, for about 3 hours. Slice and dip all sides in powdered sugar.

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