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    Simple home made marshmallow for school fetes or fundraisers. Again, resurrected from my teenage years. You can spread this into a slice tray and make it into squares or spoon into little ice cream cones to make marshmallow "icecreams."

    Queensland, Australia

    Serves: 16 

    • 1 tablespoon gelatine
    • 1/4 cup cold water (65ml)
    • 2 cups (440g) sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Soak the gelatine in the cold water then heat over a low heat till dissolved.
    2. Meanwhile, stir the sugar into the boiling water till dissolved, then add the gelatine mix and the vanilla.
    3. Beat the mixture with electric beaters on high till it is thick and can stand in peaks by itself - about 10 mins.
    4. Line a greased slice tray with toasted coconut and spread the marshmallow evenly into the tray. Spread more coconut on the top. Refrigerate till set -about an hour - then cut into squares.
    5. OR...spoon into small ice cream cones and sprinkle top with coconut or hundreds and thousands and a small licorice stick.

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    This makes heaps! and would go really nicely on-top of a shortbread base and ice. My marshmellow turned out very soft and only eatable by spoon. I added a couple of drops of red colouring and I beat it for around 15min, but perhaps needed more as the base of the marshmellow was gooey. - 17 Aug 2009


    When I say I love it, I mean the kids did, worked perfectly, daughter (12) managed to make it first time with no problems. She opted to change the colour though, making blue marshmallows - 02 Dec 2015

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