Original Marshmallows

"Originally marshmallows were made from the marsh mallow root and were a throat lozenge. The common candy is now made with gelatin and contains no marsh mallow root. This recipe is 100% kosher. Vegetarian / contains egg (no gelatin)"
 
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Ready In:
45mins
Ingredients:
5
Yields:
15 pieces
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ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons marshmallows, roots
  • 28 tablespoons refined sugar
  • 20 tablespoons gum tragacanth (or gum arabic)
  • 2 cups water (Water of orange flowers for aroma or instead of plain water)
  • 1 -2 egg white, well beaten
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directions

  • Make sure the mallow roots aren't moldy or too woody. Marshmallow gives off almost twice its own weight of mucilaginous gel when placed in water.
  • Make a tea of marshmallow roots by simmering in a pint of water for twenty to thirty minutes. Add additional water if it simmers down. Strain out the roots.
  • Heat the gum and marshmallow decoction (water) in a double boiler until they are dissolved together. Strain with pressure.
  • Stir in the sugar as quickly as possible. When dissolved, add the well beaten egg whites, stirring constantly, but take off the fire and continue to stir. Lay out on a flat surface. Let cool, and cut into smaller pieces.

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  1. bsamodien
    Hi, can xylitol(or stevia, honey etc.) be used in place of the sugar?
     
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