Saturday, December 21, 2013

recipe: maple spiced marshmallows

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We almost had a nervous breakdown when trying to decide what flavor to use in these marshmallows. We were going for something Holiday-ish so a lot of our favorites (like lavender) were ruled out very quickly. If you have never made marshmallows, you should know that they are super super easy to make. Well.... that is if you have access to a Kitchen-aid mixer or any automatic stand mixer. You are welcome to try to make some with a hand mixer but I have a feeling you will get tired of holding that thing after 12 minutes. We hope you enjoy!
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Maple Spiced Marshmallows
Ingredients:
- 1 Cup Water
- 3 Envelopes Gelatin, Unflavored
- 2 Cups Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Light Corn Syrup
- 1/2 tsp. Salt
- 1 1/2 Tbs. Vanilla
- 1/2 Tbs. Maple Extract
- 1/8 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Powdered Sugar for dusting

Directions:
1. Attach the whisk to your mixer. Add 1/2 cup water and all of the gelatin and let it sit.
2. Mix the rest of the water, the corn syrup and the sugar together in a pot over high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil for 1 minute.
3. Turn the mixer on low then slowly pour the hot sugar mixture into the mixer.
4. Once you've poured all of the hot mixture, turn the mixer on high and leave it on for 12 minutes. The mixture will triple in size.
5. Turn the mixer off, add the vanilla, maple and pumpkin pie spice and then mix again for a minute to incorporate the flavors thoroughly.
6. Grease a 9"x11" pan and pour the mixture into the pan. Use a greased spatula to even it all out.
7. Grease a piece of foil or plastic and place it grease side down on the top of the marshmallow mixture.
8. Leave the marshmallows to set at room temperature for at least 3 hours. We let ours sit overnight.
9. Once they are set, grease a pizza cutter and slice the mixture into 1-inch squares.
10. Roll each piece in powdered sugar so the marshmallows don't stick to each other.
11. Eat. Your. Heart. Out.

1 comment:

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