Easy Homemade Vanilla Marshmallows

    8 hours 50 minutes

    These homemade marshmallows are far superior to the store bought variety, and they're not that hard to make. They taste great in hot cocoa.

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    Serves: 18 

    • 1 cup (180g) icing sugar for dusting
    • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
    • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
    • 1 1/4 cups (285ml) water, divided
    • 4 tablespoons gelatine
    • 2 egg whites
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:8hours resting  ›  Ready in:8hours50min 

    1. Dust a 23cm square pan generously with icing sugar.
    2. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat stir together white sugar, golden syrup and 3/4 cup (190ml) water. Heat until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a rigid ball.
    3. While syrup is heating place remaining water in a metal bowl and sprinkle gelatine over the surface. Place bowl over simmering water until gelatine has dissolved completely. Keep in a warm place until syrup has come to temperature. Remove syrup from heat and whisk gelatine mixture into hot syrup. Set aside.
    4. In a separate bowl, whip egg whites to soft peaks. Continue to beat, pouring syrup mixture into egg whites in a thin stream, until the egg whites are very stiff. Stir in vanilla. Spread evenly in prepared pan and let rest 8 hours or overnight before cutting.

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