Friday, December 25, 2009

Epic Coconut Marshmallow Fail

Yes, and epic fail. Well, sort of. I realized the other day that I had never tackled the marshmallow project, homeade marshmallows that is. So, I found a marshmallow recipe..and went to work.

As you can see I made one mistake in this picture. Yes, that is a meat thermometer and no, I do not own a candy thermometer as it suggested to use. it didn't bother me to bad. Another issue was the fact that I needed the sugary substance to come to 240 degrees...which as you can see...wasn't even listed on the thermometer.
Then, I beated it. For about 20 minutes. My poor kitchen-aid got so hot that I thought it was going to explode. It didn't though..that made me happy. After I was done mixing I poured it into a pan, but it didn't move. It hardened half way between taking it out of the mixer and pouring it into the pan, partly the reason I don't have a picture of the finished product. I will say, the taste wasn't bad...but i also forgot to butter the aluminum before putting the marshmallow on it. So...yeah....not so good. my guest and try to make this sticky, icky, homeade substance yourself!
Homeade Coconut Marshmallows
Items Needed:
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 3 envelops unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup cold water, divided
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract


1. Line a 9*13 pan with aluminum foil, cover with butter

2. In a large metal bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup of water, set aside.

3. In large saucepan on stove, combine water, sugar, light corn syrup, and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cook without stirring until temperature reads 240* or soft ball stage.

4. Remove from heat, and add gradually to the gelatin mixture. Beat on high speed approximately 15 minutes (should be doubled in size.)

5. Beat in vanilla, pour into prepared pan. Let set for 6 hours to overnight.

6. Cut with knife coated in cooking spray. Roll in powdered sugar, coconut, sprinkles, or coat in chocolate.

Have fun!


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