December 17, 2005

Peppermint Marshmallows



Ingredients:
3 tablespoons unflavored powdered gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon peppermint extract
Confectioners' sugar for dredging

Directions:

In a large bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water. Allow to seep for 10 minutes. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, and 1/4 cup water. Bring to a vigorous boil and boil for 1 minute. Pour boiling syrup into gelatin and mix at high speed for 1 minute. Add the salt and beat for 11 minutes. Add peppermint and beat for 1 minute. Oil your hands and a spatula and scrape into a 9 x 9 pan lined with oiled plastic wrap and spread evenly. After pouring marshmallow mixture into the pan, take another piece of oiled plastic wrap and press firmly on the top, oil side down, to smooth the marshmallow. Allow to rest 3 hours. Invert the pan into plate full of confectioners’ sugar and dredge the marshmallow through. Remove and cut into pieces with kitchen sheers or a knife. Dredge each piece of marshmallow in confectioners' sugar. Store in an air tight container.



My thoughts:
Who knew making marshmallow was so easy? It was really sticky though, I had to spray my hands more than once in order to get it out of the mixing bowl and spread out.

10 comments:

  1. I love your kitchen aid! Gorgeous colour :D

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  2. I made these last night. I would suggest coating the tops of your mixer blades and the part of the mixer that surrounds the blade with oil.

    One whole Tablespoon of peppermint extract seems like a lot. I used that much anyway. I haven't cut into them yet so I don't know. Are you sure this is right. On other sites I see varying amounts closer to a teaspoon.

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  3. I am sure Pam. It is my recipe. I created it and reproduced it here. Many people have made it and enjoyed it.

    And I would not recomend coating the blades with oil, it adds an oily taste and texture to the marshmallows. The blades wash off quite easily, as it is basically sugar.

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  4. im making these tomorrow! this looks like a really fun recipe... Im gonna try putting powdered candy canes on the top and see how that turns out! wish me luck! :P
    (P.S. have you ever tried putting these in hot chocolate?) :D

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  5. casey: the marshmallow is great in hot chocolate. it can be a little sickening after a while with all of the sugar in the hot choc and the mallow, but its good. terrific recipe and its easy to make!

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  6. Casey: They are really good in hot chocolate. I personally don't drink overly sweet hot chocolate so, unlike Olivia, I would never describe it as "sickening". These marshmallows are no more sweet than commericaly marshmallows, in fact, they are a lot less sweet. Just drink high quality cocoa without a lot of sugar and additives or make your own.

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  7. Hi,
    Well the family agrees after tasting that the peppermint is too much. So I will use 1 tsp. next time.

    Thanks for this fun recipe. It was a gift for my husband's stocking. He wanted it for his hot chocolate. I think they would be great on s'mores too. Right now they are curing his cough!

    I appreciate not having to use a candy thermometer, too, as a lot of recipes called for.

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  8. Delicious recipe. Didn't find it too sticky to make. I thought it was to pepperminty at first, but after it set it was fine. I'd still use the full amount of extract. Plus, before pouring it in the pan I covered the bottom with crushed candy canes. DELICIOUS in hot chocolate, or coffee. Or by themselves! :) Corinne

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  9. Wow these sound really good! For as amazing as homemade marshmallows are, they're super easy. I made a batch once, but never thought to add flavor other than vanilla! Maybe I'll have to try peppermint ones sometime.

    My dogs go nuts if we have marshmallows by the fire, and beg for candy canes at Christmas, so these would be their new favorites! Yes, they're spoiled, and no, they don't get much as far as sweet things go...

    Love your kitchen aid! I really want a new one.

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  10. I have made homemade mallows before. To cut use a PIZZA cutter. Works beautiful!!!

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