Sunday, August 5, 2012

Homemade Lavender-Vanilla Marshmallows

If you've never had homemade are missing out.  Those jet-puffed perfectly uniformed sized things, are fine.  For kids or cooking outside on the fire for the classic s'mores.  But truly homemade marshmallows have the texture of clouds and the lightness never found in a bag...Use these for 'grown up' versions of s'mores....


3 envelops of plain unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup water
2 TB dried lavender
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup light corn syrup
1 Cup water
1 tsp vanilla
Powdered sugar
Non- Stick spray

Mix lavender into 1 cup of corn syrup.  Let rest for 48 hours  

Place. lavender corn syrup, 1 cup of water, 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of corn syrup and dash of sea salt into pot.  Cook on med heat till almost comes to a boil.  Take off heat and let cool to room temp.  

Sprinkler the gelatin over the 1/2 cup water in the bowl of  a standing mixer.  Then strain out the lavender back into the pot, and place back over med high heat.

Attach a candy thermometer to pot and boil to soft-ball stage, 240°, roughly 8 to 10 minutes, keep checking the sugar, you don't want to over cook it, it will change the marshmallow into something different, but still good...

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