Recipe by #2
Most marshmallows are neither vegan or vegetarian, but here is a recipe that is.
Top Review by aloofah
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.
- 4 teaspoons agar-agar, powder
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 3⁄4 cups granulated sugar
- 3⁄4 cup light corn syrup
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄4 cup cornstarch
- 1⁄4 cup confectioners' sugar
Directions See How It's Made
- Soak agar-agar in ½ cup cold water until water is absorbed and powder is completely wet, about 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine ½ cup cold water, 1¾ cup granulated sugar and ¾ cup corn syrup in saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly over medium heat and taking care to prevent boiling over.
- Reduce heat slightly and continue cooking and stirring until sugar mixture thickens and forms a strand or ball in cold water. Immediately remove from heat and set aside.
- Heat agar-agar over medium heat and stir until agar-agar softens and dissolves.
- Spoon into mixer bowl.
- Add vanilla extract and, with beaters on high seed, slowly pour hot sugar mixture onto agar-agar.
- Continue beating on high speed for about 10 minutes, or until mixture turns white and resembles well-beaten egg whites.
- Combine cornstarch and confectioner's sugar in bowl.
- Generously sprinkle an 8 inch round baking pan with half of cornstarch mixture.
- Pour agar-agar mixture into pan.
- Sprinkle top with more cornstarch and sugar to coat well.
- After "marshmallows" firm up, slice into pieces, wrap in plastic and store in an airtight container in refrigerator, or serve.