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RECIPE: A Quick & Easy Candy to Make

Posted by Lisbet (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 20, 05 at 10:09

Marshmallows

2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cups hot water
1 cup light corn syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons plain gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
A few drops of food coloring

Combine gelatin with 1/2 cup cold water, stirring until very thick. Let stand 5 minutes or longer.

In a 2-quart saucepan, combine the sugar, 3/4 cup hot water and 1/2 cup of syrup. Blend well,
and cook over high flame to 238 or 240F, lowering heat toward end of cooking. Remove from
stove, and at once add the other 1/2 cup of syrup. Stir gently and pour batch into an 8 or 9 inch
heatproof bowl.

With electric mixer at high speed start beating candy and add gelatin mixture about a tablespoonful
at a time. Continue to beat for about 10 minutes or until marshmallow is heavy, snowy white, and
lukewarm. Vanilla and coloring should be added before it is fully beaten. For a green color, omit
vanilla and add a teaspoon of peppermint and a little green food coloring. Strawberry or raspberry
flavoring may be added with red coloring.

When marshmallow is heavy and lukewarm, pour at once into two 7-inch square pans lightly greased
with 1/8 teaspoon butter. Store in a cold room or refrigerator for several hours or until firm enough
to cut. Sprinkle top with sifted confectioners' sugar, loosen sides with a spatula, and turn onto a board
or table covered with waxed paper. Sprinkle entire surface with sifted confectioners' sugar, and with a
lightly greased knife cut candy into desired size pieces. Roll all cut sides into confectioners' sugar
to prevent stickiness. Makes about 2 pounds.
(from Antoinette Pope School Candy Book)
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This is a quick and easy candy that can me made at just about the last few days before the holiday.
They are delicious plain or coated with bittersweet or milk chocolate.


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RE: RECIPE: A Quick & Easy Candy to Make

That's one thing I've never tried to make, especially in this climate but always wanted to.


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RE: RECIPE: A Quick & Easy Candy to Make

Try it! The ingredients aren't all that costly....just in case it doesen't work out. Think the worst that could happen is that you would have a loose Marshmallow that could still be used as a sauce.

My experience with the commercial marshmallows is that they have a sort of bitter after-taste, so tried making my own.

At Easter time I made chocolate covered egg shaped marshmallows, and my children loved them (so did I). The way that I did it was fill a shallow pan (with sides) with plain flour, deep enough to accommodate 1/2 of a regular small egg, making indentations in the flour. While the marshmallow was still pourable I filled the indentations and cooled everything in the fridge. Of course, a very light coating will cling to the candy...but not enough to be noticable or to taste. Then dipped them into milk chocolate. Let dry on waxed paper.


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RE: RECIPE: A Quick & Easy Candy to Make

Good idea! And marshmallow sauce on chocolate ice cream is great.


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RE: RECIPE: A Quick & Easy Candy to Make

Lisbet, I'm tempted to try this too. And I like yours and Gingers idea of using it as a sauce and over chocolate ice cream.

Ann


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