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How to Make Marshmallows

Learn how to make homemade marshmallows in this Howcast food video featuring pastry chef Katie Rosenhouse, part one of a two-part series.

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Hi, so today I'm making homemade marshmallows. I'm starting with, I a have a couple of sheets of gelatin. Three sheets to be exact. If you can't find sheet gelatin, you can go ahead and use the powdered, but these are really fun. What I'm going to do is just kind of break these in half, just so they're easier to get into my bowl of water and I just have about two tablespoons of water in a bowl, nice cold water.

It looks like very little, but that water is actually going to go into our marshmallows afterwards, so we don't want to add too much. So we're just going to let that sit and what it's going to do is that water is going to soften up or bloom our gelatin, which means it's going to become very, like, flexible and easy to incorporate into our recipe.

So to get my mixture started, I have about a third of a cup of corn syrup and a couple of tablespoons of honey and that's going to go right into my pot. What the corn syrup and honey do is just keep everything really soft and fluffy. Then about a three-quarters of a cup of sugar, going into that. I'm just going to add about another extra tablespoon of water and that is it.

I'm going to jump on the stove and just bring this to a boil. So my mixture has come to a boil. I'm just going to take my gelatin that's now bloomed. You can see it's nice and soft and I'm just going to add in the gelatin and the water, right into my pot. Now I'm going to transfer all of this to a stand mixer.

If you don't have a stand mixer at home, you can use a handheld mixer. That will work just fine, but it's all going to go in there and whipped together. Okay, make sure you start in a nice low speed, so it won't splatter up. It's very hot, and that's it. We're going to whip it on a nice medium speed until it's really light and fluffy.

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