There's nothing I like more come 11am on a work morning than to sit down with a nice cup of hot chocolate whilst sifting through my emails. With the arrival of the festive period, welcomes the allowance of not only having one hot chocolate a day but all throughout the day if the occasion should arise. It's also at this time of year when novelties are not only welcomed, but expected. So I'd like to introduce to you a little creation by Martha Stewart called snowflake marshmallows. Want to know how to make your own?
Let's get started...
Makes 100 | To prepare 30 mins | To Set 3-12 hours
- 2 envelopes (each 1 scant tablespoon) unflavoured gelatin
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2/3 cup light corn syrup
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Vegetable-oil cooking spray
- Coat a 12-by-17-inch rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray; line with parchment paper.
- Spray parchment; set aside. Pour 1/3 cup cold water into the bowl of an electric mixer.
- Sprinkle with gelatin; let mixture soften, about 5 minutes.
- Place sugar, corn syrup, salt, and 1/3 cup water in a medium saucepan. Cover; bring to a boil.
- Remove lid; cook, swirling pan occasionally, until syrup reaches 238 degrees (soft-ball stage) on a candy thermometer, about 5 minutes.
- With mixer on low speed, whisk gelatin mixture, and slowly pour the syrup in a steady stream down the side of the bowl (to avoid splattering).
- Gradually raise speed to high; beat until mixture is thick, white, and has almost tripled in volume, about 12 minutes. Add vanilla, and beat 30 seconds to combine.
- Pour mixture onto prepared baking sheet; smooth with an offset spatula.
- Let stand at room temperature, uncovered, until firm, at least 3 hours or overnight.
- Coat a 1- or 2-inch snowflake-shaped cookie cutter with cooking spray to prevent it from sticking.
- Cut out as many individual marshmallows as possible; coat cutter with more spray as needed.
- Use marshmallows immediately or store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.
Happy Sunday lovlies!
I plan on watching Home Alone with a glass of warmed mulled wine this afternoon, couldn't think of anything better way to spend a Sunday...