One of my favourite sweet treats to make (and eat!) is marshmallows. Most people don’t believe you can make marshmallows yourself, let alone how easy they are, so I’m going to share, with a mermaidy twist!
You’ll need: 450g caster sugar, 9 gelatine leaves, 2 eggs, water, 2 tbsp golden syrup or glucose syrup, and a candy thermometer as well.
First of all, get your gelatine soaking in 140ml water.
Mix together the sugar and golden syrup with 200ml water in a saucepan, and start boiling, with the candy thermometer. You don’t need to stir the mix at all.
Separate your eggs, you only need the whites. Whisk them until soft peaks form.
Once the sugar mix hits 127°C, take it off the heat and add the gelatine, water and all. Stir, and it’ll bubble up a lot at this point, and its really hot, so watch out!
Slowly pour the sugar/gelatine mix into the egg whites, with the mixer running.
Turn the speed up, and it’ll take about 9-10 minutes for your marshmallow to fluff up.
This is when your imagination can take over! I coloured some of my mixture a pale blue/green, and some purple..
In a square cake tin, I layered blue, then purple to create multicoloured cubes.
I used a madeleine mould to create these cute shells..
And piped the rest of the mix into shell shapes..
Marshmallows take an hour or two to set, and you can dust them with icing sugar to prevent stickiness once you’re done.
They keep really well in sealed bags or jars, and make for a perfect hot chocolate topping!