Sunday, 2 December 2012

Candy Cane Marshmallows

To follow on from yesterday's Candy Cane inspired crunch cookie recipe. We decided to share another really simple but effective treat on the blog today; Candy Cane marshmallows. Not only do they look super cute but they also taste divine and work perfectly as an additional Christmas gift for friends, family or neighbours. 

Let's get started.... 
Double Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies 

Serves 16 Squares Total Time 20 mins + 3 hrs or overnight for setting

  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 4 packages (1/4 ounce each) unflavoured gelatin
  • 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons red food colouring

  • Coat an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray; line bottom with parchment paper. Coat the parchment with cooking spray, and set pan aside. 
  • Put sugar, corn syrup, and 3/4 cup water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Stop stirring; let mixture come to a boil.
  •  Raise heat to medium-high; cook until mixture registers 260 degrees on a candy thermometer.
  • Meanwhile, sprinkle gelatin over 3/4 cup water in a heatproof bowl; let stand 5 minutes to soften. 
  • Set the bowl with the gelatin mixture over a pan of simmering water; whisk constantly until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from heat, and stir in extract; set aside.
  • Beat egg whites in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until stiff (but not dry) peaks form. 
  • Whisk gelatin mixture into sugar mixture; with mixer running, gradually add to egg whites. Mix on high speed until very thick, 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Pour mixture into lined pan. Working quickly, drop dots of red food colouring across surface of marshmallow. 
  • Using a toothpick, swirl food colouring into marshmallow to create a marbleized effect. 
  • Let marshmallow stand, uncovered, at room temperature until firm, at least 3 hours or overnight. 
  • Cut into squares.
Recipe Source: Martha Stewart 
Tip- Why don't you take inspiration from Food Family & Finds by making Candy Cane marshmallow lollipops?


Have a lovely Sunday everyone! 

We're working on a very festive gift idea for one of our clients today, can't wait to share!



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