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Homemade Marshmallows Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Serena Danielson
Added: Wednesday, January 17, 2007

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 ½ Tbsp. unflavored gelatin
1 ½ cup granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
¼ tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract
Confectioners sugar (for dusting)

Directions:
Directions:
Combine gelatin and ½ cup cold water in the bowl of an electric mixer with whisk attachment. Let it stand 30 minutes. Combine granulated sugar, corn syrup, salt and ½ cup of water in a small heavy saucepan; place over low heat and stir until sugar has dissolved. Raise heat to high. Cook syrup without stirring until it reaches 244 degrees (firmball stage). Immediately remove pan from heat. Wih mixer on low speed, slowly and carefully pour syrup into the softened gelatin. Increase speed to high; beat until mixture is very thick and white and has almost tripled in volume, about 15 minutes. Add vanilla; beat to incorporate. Generously dust an 8x12-inch glass baking pan with confectioners’ sugar. Pour marshmallow mixture into pan. Dust with confectioners’ sugar; let stand overnight, uncovered, to dry out.

 

 

 

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