I tried this and with a few adjustments I made it without much problems. First, I prepared the mixture and cook with a candy thermometer until it was the consistency of a soft ball. Next, I put hot mixture and poured into mixing bowl and whipped at highest beat. Then I cooked agar agar with water until soft and translucent then instead of pouring all into mixture I just pour enough to give me consistency of very thick icing then since I only wanted the fluff I pour into a bowl and put up on my dessert.
Note Kosher Gelatin may not be Vegetarian. It is simply Kosher and Kosher products are not Vegetarian but follow certain food guidelines for prep that meet religious requirements. Please check contents before using anything that is NOT labeled Vegetarian or Vegan directly.
OK... I am not the best cook in the world but I can follow a recipe. It did not work. I tried it 4 different times and it did not work at all. It would not whip up into white fluff. I did it with knox gel to see if you could do it and you could, its just that the veg gel would not whip up into white fluffy stuff. Vegetarians can buy kosher gel from the internet or health food store, but Agar will not work well I could not do it. If someone can make it with agar then let me know. Thanks
My marshmallows never set! They just ended up a gooey mess. Maybe my agar-agar was old? Perhaps someone can tell me what went wrong because I was so excited to find this recipe and equally as disappointed when it didn't work out. I feel like I followed the directions very carefully! Help me!
This recipe doesn't work, trust me. The only and best vegan marshmallow recipe can be found at http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2010/12/vegan-marshmallows-recipe.html The ingredients are a little hard to find, but once you have them its incredibly easy and tastes better than normal marshmallow.
This was awful. I followed the directions exactly and this came out like very sweet, very dense, disgusting jello. I would never make this again.
You need to soften the agar in cold water and then cook it (simmer) for about 10 minutes for flakes, 5 minutes for powder. The resulting liquid should be clear.