A couple of weeks ago my family, Dave and I went 'camping' we slept in a trailer, had running water and a bathroom, so I don't really count it as camping but we did have a bonfire! When you have a bonfire you need something to roast (And seeing as I try to limit the amount of sugar I eat) I made marshmallows for the trip and thought I would document the experience to share! I made two different kinds, one was with Agave (they were super easy to make!) and the one I will be showing was made with Fructose.
- 1 cup cornstarch for dusting
- 2 cups Fructose (can substitute with sugar)
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
- 1 1/4 cups water, divided
- 4 packets unflavored gelatin
- 2 egg whites
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Dust a 9x9 inch square dish generously with cornstarch (I probably should have put a little more on my dish, they stuck a tiny bit)
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stir together white sugar, corn syrup and 3/4 cup water. Heat to 250 to 265 degrees F (121 to 129 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a rigid ball.
While syrup is heating, place remaining water in a cup (1/4 cup) and sprinkle gelatin over the surface. Microwave cup for 30 seconds, stopping once to stir, microwave longer if needed until gelatin has dissolved completely.
Spread evenly in prepared pan and let rest 8 hours or overnight (I always do overnight) before cutting. Heat the spatula if you are having trouble spreading the mixture.
Cut the marshmallow, I like using clean scissors but a knife would do (you might need to heat the knife under hot water, to keep it from sticking)