Maple Marshmallows

Marshmallows are a little fiddly but pretty easy and foolproof. Homemade marshmallows are mouthfuls of heaven compared to their shop-bought cousins from the wrong side of the tracks. And they can be flavoured however your imagination deems fit. This recipe uses the non-egg white method, which makes for a more dense marshmallow but it’s also a simpler, quicker process. I use this method when making things like rocky road or just because I am lazy.  My recipe for Grown-Up Marshmallows ie the full stove-top method, complete with fluffy egg-white goodness can be found here. This particular recipe came about as part of a rocky road I like to call, Oh Canadia. Pecans, maple and Jersey Caramel. Uh huh!

Ingredients

  • 2 x 105g water
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 60g unflavoured gelatin powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1/2 tablespoon snow sugar *

Gear

  • thermomix
  • small saucepan
  • sugar thermometer
  • baking tray, lined with greased baking paper, coated with a little snow sugar *

Method

  1. Pour 1/2 cup water and maple syrup  into a small saucepan
  2. Heat the saucepan on medium (no higher!) until it reaches 110º. This can take 15-20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, pour the other 1/2 cup water into the TMX with the butterfly attachment.
  4. Add the gelatin into the TMX bowl and whip 30 seconds/butterfly/speed 3
  5. Turn on the TMX speed 3 and slowly drizzle all the syrup into the gelatin mix.
  6. Add the vanilla and whip 4 minutes/butterfly/speed 4.
  7. Pour into the baking tray
  8. Allow to set at room temperature (don’t be tempted to put it in the fridge) – this will take a few hours
  9. Use an oiled knife to cut into squares
  10. Dust with the snow sugar

* available from speciality baking stores like Iced Affair and Essential Ingredient. It’s a mix of starch (cornflour), vegetable fat and dextrose. It is used to dust baked goods because it doesn’t melt.  You can use icing sugar instead but it will get sticky- or you can mix icing sugar with cornflour but you will get a slight floury taste.

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  1. Pingback: Oh Canadia (Pecan, Maple & Jersey Caramel Rocky Road) | Bite Me

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