I didn't know we could make homemade Marshmallows until I saw an episode of
The Barefoot Contessa and bought her book.
These are AWESOME! They taste SO much better than the store bought variety!
You REALLY need a Kitchenaid mixer for this one.
It can stand the 15 minutes of mixing. Enjoy!
3 packages unflavored gelatin
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Confectioners' sugar for dusting
Combine the gelatin and
1/2 cup of cold water in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment
and allow to sit while you make the syrup. Meanwhile, combine the sugar, corn syrup, salt and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan
and cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
Raise the heat to high and cook until the syrup reaches
240 degrees on a candy thermometer.
Remove from the heat. With the mixer on low speed slowly pour the sugar syrup into the dissolved gelatin.
Put the mixer on high speed and whip until the mixture is very thick,
about 15 minutes. Add the vanilla and mix thoroughly. With a sieve, generously dust an 8 x 12-inch non-metal baking dish with confectioners' sugar. Pour the marshmallow mixture into the pan,
smooth the top and dust with more confectioners' sugar.
Allow to stand uncovered overnight until it dries out. Turn the marshmallows onto a board and cut them in squares.
Dust them with more confectioners' sugar. Yield: 20 to 40 marshmallows, depending on cut size