Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 1 hr
This recipe would be very good with hot chocolate on a cold winter night. I found this recipe in the Christmas copy of the Las Vegas Review Journal newspaper. It is from Chef Bradley Ogden from Caesars Palace.
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon corn syrup
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
- 9 sheets gelatin or 2 tablespoons gelatin powder
- 2 egg whites
- 1⁄2 teaspoon allspice
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup cornstarch
- Mix in a heavy-bottomed noncorrosive 2-quart saucepan the sugar, corn syrup and 3/4 cup of the water.
- Place over medium heat and using a candy thermometer cook to 260 degrees (the hard ball stage).
- In a bowl, bloom the gelatin sheets (or other forms of geatin) in the remaining 3/4 cup of cold water for 5 minutes.
- (NOTE: bloom is a method of softening and swelling the gelatin so it will dissolve smoothly when heated).
- Stir the dissolved gelatin into the 260 degree sugar mixture.
- Remove from heat and set aside.
- Let cool for 5 minutes.
- In a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
- Slowly pour the gelatin mixture into the egg whites.
- Add spices.
- Beat until cool, about 12 minutes.
- Sift the powdered sugar and cornstarch into a bowl.
- Using 1/4 of the sugar mix and the sifter, dust a 17 x 11 inch cookie sheet.
- When the egg white mix is cooled, pour onto the cookie sheet and smooth out with a pastry spatula.
- (Another option is to fill a pastry bag and pipe mixture out to desired size and shape).
- Allow to sit for about one hour.
- Then, using kitchen shears, cut marshmallows into appropriate size.
- Coat marshmallows with remaining sugar/cornstarch mixture.
- Store marshmallows in an airtight box until ready to use in recipes or atop your favorite hot chocolate recipe.
- Makes 48 marshmallows.
Excellent marshmallows: the texture is velvety smooth, and the spice level is just right. They also set up quickly once poured into the pan, which is a good thing -- no having to wait overnight if you don't want to. Thanks for posting! Will use this as the basis for other flavors just because they turned out so lovely (seems like they would pipe nicely, if you're inerested in making the rope-style marshmallows I've seen in some food catalogs.)
Made these spiced marshmallows last year and everyone loved them!! Found the recipe easy to follow; although, the marshmallow mixture is sooooo sticky it was a struggle to get it to pour and spread on a cookie sheet. Next time, I'll spray my spatula with lots of PAM and dust with lots of powdered sugar. The great thing was that the misshapened marshmallows on the edges tasted just as wonderful as the perfect shaped ones from the middle! Very delicious and different recipe! Thanks for sharing it!