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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Fluffy Fluffy Fluffy...

...were the homemade marshmallows I made for Christmas!

If you haven't made homemade marshmallows, oh let me tell you! You have got to try it!
Heavily dust a baking pan with powdered sugar.
In mixing bowl add 3 packages of unflavored gelatin & 1/2 cup of water. Let sit to bloom while sugar boils.
In sauce pot add -
2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup Karo Syrup
1/4 cup water
Cook on medium heat. You can stir to dissolve sugar. Once sugar starts to bubble around the edges, boil without stirring for 8 minutes - soft ball stage.  Remove from heat and slowly pour sugar into gelatin beating on low while pouring. Then beat on high for approx. 4 - 5 minutes until mixture no longer is getting fluffy, then add 1 Tbsp of vanilla.
 Beat on high until marshmallow candy is a little stringy pulling off sides of bowl. 
Pour into dusted pan then heavily dust top of candy with powdered sugar. 
Have a good scraper ready to get all the candy out of the bowl!  Let sit until candy can be handled & cut.  After cutting toss in powdered sugar to coat all sides so that each piece is not sticky.
I think I will make one more batch using all the left over candy canes that are on the tree.
 I am going to crush them up & add them to the boiling sugar.

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