Marshmallows

Marshmallows

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From
Ben's BBQ Bible
Serves
6
Photographer
Billy Law

Who hasn’t been camping and toasted marshmallows over the fire? They are just great. Kids love them, and now you have the recipe you won’t need to buy them.

You can experiment with this recipe by adding different combinations of fruit and nuts and dipping the marshmallow in chocolate. You could even make your own rocky road! I love adding roasted hazelnuts or raspberries, and you could also try dried cherries or other dried fruit.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
150ml still mineral water
50g liquid glucose
450g icing sugar, plus an extra 200 g icing sugar
6 gelatine leaves
2 large egg whites
1 vanilla bean, split
200g cornflour

Method

  1. Place the mineral water, glucose and the 450 g icing sugar in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  2. Soak the gelatine leaves in cold water for 5 minutes or until soft, then squeeze out the excess liquid and dissolve in the syrup.
  3. Whisk the egg whites with the scraped vanilla seeds until they have soft peaks and are white in colour. Start pouring the syrup into the egg whites and continue to whisk until stiff and doubled in volume and the mixture is cool. Whip until cooled to room temperature (around 10–15 minutes).
  4. Combine the cornour and the additional icing sugar, and dust some of the mixture over a tray covered in baking paper. Fill a piping bag with the egg white mixture and pipe marshmallows the size of ping pong balls onto the tray.
  5. Dust the tops of the marshmallows well with more of the cornour and icing sugar mixture and let them stand for 4 hours, until completely set. If you let them stand overnight they will go slightly crusty, which is fine.
  6. Dust the tops of the marshmallows well with more of the cornflour and icing sugar mixture and let them stand for 4 hours, until completely set. If you let them stand overnight they will go slightly crusty, which is fine.
  7. The marshmallows will keep for a week if stored in an airtight container.
Course:
Dessert
Sweets
Tags:
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barbecue
outdoor
grill
entertaining
party
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