- ¼cup confectioners’ sugar
- ¾ cup cornstarch
- 3 packets (2 ½ tablespoons) gelatin
- ¾cup ice cold water, for blooming gelatin
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup water
- ⅓ cup honey
- ¾ cup corn syrup
- 1 ½ cups strawberry fruit preserves or simply fruit strawberry jam
Procedures:Pleasingly pink and fluffy-soft, rich strawberry jam or preserves infuses these homemade marshmallows with deliciousness.
Combine cornstarch and confectioners’ sugar in a medium-sized bowl. Coat the marshmallow pan with a light layer of cooking spray, then generously dust the bottom and sides with the cornstarch/sugar mixture. Set the pan and remaining cornstarch mixture aside for later use.
Pour gelatin and cold water into your stand mixer bowl and combine. Set aside.
Combine sugar, water, honey and corn syrup in medium saucepan. Using a spatula, stir the mixture to combine the ingredients. Clip a candy thermometer to the side of the pan and cook the sugar mixture on high heat without stirring until it reaches 245°F. The mixture will foam and bubble; this is normal.
When the sugar mixture reaches 245°F, immediately remove from heat and pour directly onto the gelatin. Use a spatula to scrape the sides and mix with the bloomed gelatin.
Using the whisk attachment, whip on high speed until white soft peaks are reached, about 5–7 minutes.
Remove the bowl from the mixer and fold the preserves or jam into the marshmallow.
Pour the marshmallow into the prepared pan. Use a spatula to spread, smooth and level the marshmallow, then dust the top with a light layer of the cornstarch mixture. Allow the marshmallow to set uncovered at room temperature for at least one hour.
To remove the marshmallow, use a bench scraper to cut the sides away from the pan. Flip the pan upside down, then lightly pull the marshmallow out. Dust the bottom of the marshmallow with a light layer of cornstarch mixture. Flip the marshmallow back over and cut into desired shapes. Roll the cut marshmallows in cornstarch mixture to prevent them from sticking to each other.