Blackcurrant marshmallows

Blackcurrant marshmallows

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A la Mere de Famille
Makes
50
Prep
25 mins
Photographer
Jean Cazals

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
15g gelatine sheets
70g blackcurrant pulp
40g water
50g mild honey
240g sugar
100g egg whites, (about 3)
1g powdered violet food colouring, (optional)
75g icing sugar, for coating
75g potato starch, for coating

Equipment

Quantity Ingredient
sugar thermometer
electric mixer

Method

  1. Making the marshmallow

    Place the gelatine in cold water to soak for 5 minutes, then drain and set aside. In a saucepan, heat the blackcurrant pulp, water, honey and sugar until the mixture reaches 114°C on a sugar thermometer. Meanwhile, put the egg whites in the clean dry bowl of an electric mixer and whip on slow speed. Gently fold in the blackcurrant mixture, then the softened gelatine. Increase the mixer speed — the marshmallow will thicken, then cool. Add the colouring, if using, and stir to combine.
  2. Making the marshmallow cubes

    When the mixture has cooled to about 40°C, pour the marshmallow out onto a clean work surface dusted with two-thirds of the combined icing sugar and potato starch, turning the marshmallow to coat. Let the marshmallow cool completely at room temperature for 3 hours before cutting into 3 cm cubes. Dust the cubes of marshmallow with the remaining icing sugar and starch mixture to stop them from sticking together.

Variation:

  • To make plain marshmallows, omit the blackcurrant pulp and food colouring and replace it with 70 g water. To make strawberry marshmallows, replace the blackcurrant pulp with 70 g strawberry pulp.
Tags:
French
confectionery
sweets
sweet
France
candy
artisanal
Paris
Parisian
Europe
European
A la Mere de Famille
Mere
Famille
Julien
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