Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
- 3 envelopes of unflavored Knox gelatin
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2/3 cups corn syrup
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- Confectioners' sugar for dredging
Combine sugar, corn syrup, and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil hard for 1 minute. Pour boiling syrup into gelatin and mix at high speed. Add the salt and beat for 12 minutes. Add vanilla and incorporate into mixture. Scrape into a 9 x 9-inch pan lined with oiled plastic wrap and spread evenly. (Note: Lightly oil hands and spatula or bowl scraper). After pouring marshmallow mixture into the pan, take another piece of plastic wrap and press mixture into the pan.
Let mixture sit for a few hours. Remove from pan, dredge the marshmallow slab with confectioners' sugar and cut into 12 equal pieces with scissors (the best tool for the job) or a chef's knife. Dredge each piece of marshmallow in confectioners' sugar.
Yield: 12 large marshmallows
Recipe Source: French Laundry Cookbook by Thomas Keller (Artisan)
Reprinted with permission.