1 hour 15 mins

    Simple home made marshmallow.

    3 people made this

    Serves: 16 

    • 1 tablespoon gelatin
    • 65ml cold water
    • 400g sugar
    • 375ml boiling water
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla
    • Toasted dessicated coconut

    Prep:15min  ›  Extra time:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Soak the gelatin 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 gelatin 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 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.

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    WORST RECIPE EVER! I have looked online at other marshmallow recipes since attempting this and there are no other ones out there like this. You are supposed to boil the sugar syrup not just dissolve sugar, also most recipes include use of oil and egg whites. I have wasted a huge amount of time and money making these for Christmas gifts and am fuming. The marshmallows do not whip until stiff peaks achieved, at best I got a single cream consistency and that was about 45 minutes of whisking with an electric whisker. They have since separated also. None of this is to do with my cooking abilities but the useless recipe. Maybe if I had altered the recipe I would have a half decent attempt at marshmallows. So dissapointed. DO NOT USE THIS RECIPE!!!  -  16 Dec 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    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  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    load of rubbish don't use this. I should of read review first. Whisked and whisked and whisked added extra gelatine. And I had the same prob. Lot and lots of gelatine at the bottom and fluffy white mess at the top. May try the fluffy white.stuff on hot chocolate as it tastes.yummy  -  10 Oct 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)

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