I just had to do this! Like many of the other things I have made these months and years, this was something that I really wanted. However, either couldn’t find it or the ones in the shop are just not as good.. I had just arrived back to Brizzy from a two week work road trip in Darwin where the weather was insanely hot and humid. Coming back to Brisbane was a shock passing from 35° to 6°C! So what do we want? Hot chocolate with MARSHMALLOWS! I took this recipe from the taste.com.au site with one or two changes 🙂
2 eggs whites
1 tbsp glucose
200 ml cold water + 2 tbsp powder gelatine
1/2 cup icing sugar
1/2 corn flour
Line a tray with parchment and sprinkle with icing sugar.
In a saucepan combine glucose, sugar and 200ml cold water over low heat until it boils. Turn up the heat to medium and let the sugar syrup reach 110-120°.
Sprinkle gelatine in a heatproof bowl of 200ml water, let it sit for 5 minutes. Place the bowl over a pot of simmering water to make the gelatine dissolve and add to the sugar syrup.
Beat the egg whites to stiff peak and slowly pour in the syrup mixture.
Add a tsp of maple essence. You can add what you like really vanilla, nuts just to make it a bit different. Beat the mixture for at least 10 minutes ( I put a timer) as it will be very liquid initially. After the set time it should have thickened and look smooth and fluffy. Pour into the tray and let it set in the fridge for at least an hour.
Now combine the corn flour and the icing sugar. Using a sieve sprinkle a layer on top of the marshmallow tray. Take an extra empty tray and sprinkle the rest of the powder on it.
Take the marshmallow block out of the tray and cut into cubes, as big or small as you wish and roll each cube in the sugar to completely cover it.
And there you have it. Read to eat! Don’t keep for more than a couple of days.
Enjoy. ciao for now! xox