I have two sweethearts in my family who really love marshmallows. This time I have used a simple recipe that I found at Manuella. Chose to make two batches, one white and one pink. For the white one, I used silicone mat for macaroons to make these cute buttons. The pink one, I used to put together the buttons so that they look like macaroons. Of what was left I have also made a few hearts that I covered with pink sugar. It was a lot of fun to make marshmallow .... everyone in the family ate almost streight from the plate before they even had time to stiffen. And they do stiffen very fast, so you have to be very quick when you fotm these. The kitchen became a mess after the first try ....... but second one went much better and my son got to name them into macaroons marshmallows.
You will need to double up the ingredients below, if you want to make two batches as I have made here ; one white and one pink.
4 1/ 2 teaspoons gelatin powder
1.3 cups cold water
2 cups sugar
130-140 ml fluid glucose
0.7 cups extra water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Here's how: Mix gelatin powder with 1.3 ml cold water with a spoon and leave it aside to rest, in a bowl that can withstand the heat in the microwave later on. Mix 2 cups sugar with half of the glucose (about 70 ml) and the additional water (0.7 ml) in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat until it reaches 120 degrees. Take the gelatin mixture and heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds. In a separate bowl, pour over the remaining glucose (about 70 ml) and add the warm gelatin that you have just warmed in the microwave. Whisk on low speed for a few minutes. When sugar on the stove reaches 120 degrees, carefully pour it over the gelatin and glucose paste, while still whisking on low speed. Increase to medium speed and whisk for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, increase speed to high and add the vanilla extract. Whisk for 5 more minutes and you're done. Try to get the whole marshmallow fluff into a piping bag at once, because it's very difficult to refill the bag afterwards. It gets very messy and it will also stiffen very quickly. Spray a silicone mat for macaroons with grease and pipe small buttons of the marshmallow fluff. Sprinkle with the powdered sugar and let them rest for about 5 minutes. Now they are done and easy to peel off the silicone mat. Roll in the powdered sugar and after that, you just have to start from the beginning again and make one more batch. This time, put a few drops of red food coloring (or any other color for that matter) along with the vanilla extract at the end. Assemble the white marshmallows buttons with a small dab of pink in the middle and roll again in powdered sugar. I got a little pink fluff left after I filled all my white buttons and made some hearts that I sprinkled with pink sugar. You can use any shape you want, the only important thing here is to grease these forms properly, or else you'll never get out marshmallows in great shape. Good Luck!
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Christina Vognild, Kumla, Sweden