Marshmallow Recipes by Becky

posted by Becky 10-21-98 3:22 PM


2 cups sugar
1 cup water
2 tablespoons gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
1 tsp vanilla
optional: coconut

Boil sugar and water to soft ball stage.

Soak gelatin in cold water and add to syrup mixture. Cool slightly and add a speck of salt and the vanilla.

Beat until cold and thick. Pour into a 8x8 pan thickly dusted with macaroon coconut. Sprinkle some of the coconut on top and set in a cool place to harden.

Turn out, cut into squares and roll in macaron coconut. Powdered sugar may be used instead of coconut.


2 tbsp plain gelatin
1/2 c cold water
2 c sugar
3/4 c boiling water
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

Boil sugar and boiling water togther until syrup tests thread stage. Remove from heat.

Soften gelatin in cold water. Add to hot syrup and stir until dissolved. let stand until partially cooled. Add salt and flavoring.

Beat until mixture becomes thick, fluffy and cold. Pour into a pan thickly sprinkled with powdered sugar, mixture should be about 1 inch deep. Let stand in cool place until thoroughly cooled.

With a wet, sharp knife, loosen around edges of pan and turn out on a board lightly covered with powdered sugar. cut into cubes or squares, roll in powdered sugar.

Do not cool in fridge.

Marshmallows (Amish recipe)

1 1/4 c cold water
2 c sugar
1/3 tsp salt
2 Tbsp unflavored gelatin

Put 1/2 of water in a bowl large enough to beat all together. Put other half water in suacepan, add sugar and boil til it spins a thread, about 290*.

While this is boiling, add gelatin to other half of water. Let soak at least 5 min.

When syrup is about done, add vanilla and salt to gelatin. But do not stir until you are ready to start beating.

As soon as syrup is done, pour slowly over gelatin and beat all the time. Have a pan ready, butter and dusted with powdered sugar. Beat till cold, then pour into pan and cool an hour or 2. Cut and roll in powdered sugar.

If it sticks to the knife, dip the knife in hot water. Use toothpicks to roll in sugar. Put on waxed paper to dry.

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