I am working on a recipe which I hope to share with you all next Sunday. However for that recipe to succeed, I needed marshmallows.
Generally marshmallows are typically made from sugar and corn syrup. I decided to go on a mission this weekend to make homemade guilt free marshmallows.
This recipe is not for the faint hearted as there is a LOT of whipping involved to try and get a spongy consistency. I swear my biceps were pumped after making the marshmallows (and that was WITH an electric hand held mixer!)
- 30 grams gelatine powder
- 30 grams of protein powder (I used vanilla ice cream gold standard whey protein isolate)
- 110 grams jar of baby food (I used vanilla custard flavour)
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ½ cup of fine desiccated coconut
- Start off with gelatine powder in a measuring jug
- Add warm water to the 200 ml mark. My water temperature was 58°C (I really don’t know if that makes a difference but I made a note of it anyway!)
- Add of protein powder.
- Add baby food. I decided to use baby food as a source of sweetness to the recipe I hope you don’t think I am strange haha!
- Add a pinch of salt and honey
- Add 250 ml of boiling water
- Add coconut
- Get your electric whisker out and whisk on high to get as much air in to the mixture as possible. This part took FOREVER and I really doubted myself that it wouldn’t work because the mixture still looked clear and lumpy…
- After a while, the electric mixer got really hot and I couldn’t feel my hand due to the vibrations and so I had to take a break (and despair that it was a failed recipe)
- Pour the white mixture into a loaf tin lined with baking paper and leave uncovered at room temperature overnight
Can I pause there and just say at this stage I really did feel like I was in Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine book because I was literally throwing random things together and just hoping that it would work.
Taking a break must have given enough time for the gelatine to work because when I attacked the mixture again, it started turning white and fluffy… I reckoned I must have whisked for about 20 – 25 mins in total.
The next morning I popped the concoction out and had a fluffy big block of marshmallow – hurrah!
I love it when things work out well! I hope it works for you too!
Et voila homemade guilt free marshmallows!
Until next time – stay happy and healthy!
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