Feb 02 2008
So, finally we come to one of the successful batches of marshmallows. This is another Martha Stewart recipe although different from the first. I decided to dye these pink because I had found some neon food dyes and wanted to try them out. It was a very pretty pink. This looked quite cute, but I’m sad to say I never grabbed any photos of the finished product all the powdered up. I forgot and then they were eaten. Oh, well, there will be more.
The ingredients once again. This was a very large batch. 4 packs of gelatin. 3 cups of sugar. So, it had to go in a bigger bowl which was a good idea on my part.
Get the ingredients heated.
Realize that you left a bit of okra in the burner from last night.
Yum. Glowing burnt okra.
Add boiling sugar to gelatin. Mix.
When a problem comes along: you must whip it!
Martha’s recipe recommends putting parchment on the bottom with overhang. I assume to make it easy to remove later. I also decided to grease and sugar the sides for good measure.
At this point, I let the marshmallows set over night.
Here are the pink marshmallows out of their container on the sugared cutting board. See the weird bottom? That’s because I had to literally rip the parchment off the bottom of the marshmallows. I missed the part of the recipe where it says “brush parchment with oil.” Oh, well, live and learn.
Here you can see the top half that I ripped off. So much wasted marshmallow. Sigh.