There is nothing like fresh marshmallow. Once you have it, you will never want the store bought marshmallows again. It is easy to make and definitely worth the time to make it. Place a 1/2 cup of water in your mixing bowl and add the gelatin on top. Let the gelatin dissolve into the water until it become thicker. Add the rest of the water, sugar corn syrup, and salt to a heavy sauce pan; stir until the sugar dissolves than stop. Than only touch the pan to brush down the sugar crystals that form with a wet pastry brush. Heat the sugar mixture until it reaches a firm ball stage (244 degrees). Once the sugar reaches firm ball stage remove it from the heat, turn on the mixer at a low speed and slowly pour in the sugar. BE CAREFULLY the sugar is very hot. Once all the sugar has been added turn the mixer to a higher speed. The marshmallow will now start to grow with the incorporation of air. It will triple in size. Now that this has happened get a 8×10 pan and spray it with some non stick pan spray and pour your marshmallow in. After a few hours your marshmallow will firm up and will be ready for cutting. When you cut your marshmallow, make sure you remember to dip it into the 10x sugar that we did not use yet; so the marshmallow will be a little sweeter and not so sticky. Enjoy!
| 1 cup water2 ½ Tablespoons unflavored gelatin1 ½ cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
¼ teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoon vanilla extract
10x sugar for dusting