Monday, December 22, 2008

Firsts

Yesterday was a first for me....
my first attempt to make candy.

I made homemade chocolate dipped marshmallows.




I was a bit nervous at first,
but decided to try it anyways.



So after letting them sit overnight
I finally tried one....

and it was wonderful!


They go perfect with a Peppermint Hot Chocolate.



Homemade Marshmallows

3 envelopes of Knox gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cups corn syrup
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

In the bowl of an electric mixer, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water. Soak for 10 minutes.

Combine sugar, corn syrup, and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil hard for 1 minute. Pour boiling syrup into gelatin and mix at high speed.

Add the salt and beat for 12 minutes. Add vanilla and incorporate into mixture.

Scrape into a 9 x 9-inch pan lined with oiled plastic wrap and spread evenly. (Note: Lightly oil hands and spatula or bowl scraper). After pouring marshmallow mixture into the pan, take another piece of plastic wrap and press mixture into the pan.

Let mixture sit overnight. Remove from pan, dredge the marshmallow slab with confectioners' sugar and cut into 12-20 equal pieces with scissors (the best tool for the job) or a chef's knife. Dredge each piece of marshmallow in confectioners' sugar.

1 comment:

Dustin said...

Please next-day them to us. Right now. Seriously. Holy Crap.