Wednesday, December 18, 2013

It's a Marshmallow World - a recipe // recette

Hello dear Friends! We have been blessed with quite a bit of snow this month and although we live in the city, everywhere I turn, it looks like a Marshmallow world. Maybe it's because I had made a first batch last night that this morning I even thought the sky looked like a sheet of that sweet stuff...

Bonjour chères Scropines! Cette année, les Chicagoans aimant les Noels blancs sont contents parce que de la neige nous en avons! Et je ne sais pas si c'est parce que j'ai réalisé une première fournée de guimauves hier soir mais tout m'évoque la chanson "a Marshmallow World" même le ciel de ce matin...
The recipe I used is from the food network and can be found here.
La recette que j'ai utilisée provient de food network et peut-être retrouvée ici.



Ingredients
3 packages unflavored gelatin
1 cup ice cold water, divided
12 ounces granulated sugar, approximately 1 1/2 cups
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
Nonstick spray


Directions
Place the gelatin into the bowl of a stand mixer along with 1/2 cup of the water. Have the whisk attachment standing by.

In a small saucepan combine the remaining 1/2 cup water, granulated sugar, corn syrup and salt. Place over medium high heat, cover and allow to cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Uncover, clip a candy thermometer onto the side of the pan and continue to cook until the mixture reaches 240 degrees F, approximately 7 to 8 minutes. Once the mixture reaches this temperature, immediately remove from the heat.

Turn the mixer on low speed and, while running, slowly pour the sugar syrup down the side of the bowl into the gelatin mixture. Once you have added all of the syrup, increase the speed to high. Continue to whip until the mixture becomes very thick and is lukewarm, approximately 12 to 15 minutes. Add the vanilla during the last minute of whipping. While the mixture is whipping prepare the pans as follows.

For regular marshmallows:
Combine the confectioners' sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl. Lightly spray a 13 by 9-inch metal baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Add the sugar and cornstarch mixture and move around to completely coat the bottom and sides of the pan. Return the remaining mixture to the bowl for later use.

When ready, pour the mixture into the prepared pan, using a lightly oiled spatula for spreading evenly into the pan. Dust the top with enough of the remaining sugar and cornstarch mixture to lightly cover. Reserve the rest for later. Allow the marshmallows to sit uncovered for at least 4 hours and up to overnight.

Turn the marshmallows out onto a cutting board and cut into 1-inch squares using a pizza wheel dusted with the confectioners' sugar mixture. Once cut, lightly dust all sides of each marshmallow with the remaining mixture, using additional if necessary. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.




personal notes: 

I would like to try reduce the amount of granulated sugar just a tad.
I prefer to use vanilla bean as opposed to vanilla extract + added about a tablespoon of orange blossom water.
☜ I cut them in strips just like the French guimauves I used to eat as a child.
I also plan on testing one of the several French recipes for marshmallows I found on the internet. They all use egg whites and honey instead of corn syrup which I don't like to use anyway. 

N'hésitez pas à me demander la traduction de cette recette. Je ne l'ai pas fait parce que j'aimerais réduire légèrement la quantité de sucre et aussi parce que voudrais essayer une des nombreuses versions françaises sans sirop de maïs mais avec du miel et des blancs d'oeufs.



Here is the famous song ...these two knew how to have a good time didn't they?
Voici la chanson en question...ils avaient l'air de savoir s'amuser ces deux là, vous ne trouvez pas?

21 comments:

Lynnda said...

so yum~! ... ThANKS for sharing the recipe! Hugs....x

Jane said...

Mmmm yummy Alex..thanks for sharing your marshmallow world, hugs Jane xx

Paula (PEP) said...

I never knew it was possible to make marshmallows! I think I agree with you that honey & egg whites sounds better than the corn syrup. In Sweden we had something called Vanilla Sugar - it was quite unlike anything else. Thanks for the video - I'd never heard that - a bit of old fashioned fun!
Paula (PEP)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Those look YUMMY!! Thanks for the recipe and the extra tips!!!!!

sandi said...

I like this!!!!!!! The pink color looks so pretty too! Going to have to try this! Yum!

lenny said...

MMMM .... ça a l'air délicieux!!

Virginia L. said...

I LOVE your marshmallow world! What a glorious post, Alexandra! Wish you and family a Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

BlueOrchys said...

Oh la la !!! Des chamallows !! Je fonds ! :) Gros bisous à toi !

Helene said...

Hum...ça a l'air trop bon !!

Liochka said...

Bon alors, moi bave ! Miam...tu nous tiens au courant des tes essais en french version .... BIZ des montagnes ou nous nous avons pas de neige !!!

Alexandra said...

Miam, j'adore les chamallows !

Annette Allen said...

oh my you sure do know how to temp me.. these look amazing.. I am coming to your house.. heehee

Estelle TBT said...

Yummy! Je le sens d'ici !
Je suis curieuse de suivre tes versions françaises de la recette car je ne suis également pas une adepte du fameux corn syrop ! Le miel et les œufs me semblent plus sains. Tu as raison, la gousse de vanille est bien plus préférable à l'extrait. Que de bonnes choses...
Joyeux Noël blanc !
Bises.

SoniaScrap said...

Ooohh, excellent cette chanson, je ne connaissais pas, ils ont vraiment l'air de bien s'amuser !!!...;-)
Joyeux Noël Blanc, ça m'a l'air bien sympathique vu ainsi !!!...;-)

Marie-Pierre said...

Oh mais ça m'a l'air fameux !
Bises

yolande k said...

Hmmm des guimauves faites maison, ça existe ça ??? C'est une tentation extrême !!!!
Magnifiques photos j'en salive devant mon écran...
Bises

Kim said...

yummy thankyou so much for sharing...

AlexM said...

miam! des marshmallows maison! mais moi j'aime pas trop utiliser de la gélatine. T'as déjà essayé avec du agar agar?
A essayer l'année prochaine! Cette année je fais des chocolats...
Joyeuses fêtes Alex! Grosses bises

Greta said...

Homemade marshmallows?! You're amazing--talented with paper & food! Wish I could pop over & taste one of these--LOL!

margotlapie said...

encore une recette alléchante !!! merci
bizzzz

sophie said...

miam ! elles ont l'air succulentes !