Monday, September 1, 2008

Marshmallows and Cotton Candy are my F.A.V.E.O.R.I.T.E.!!!

Marshmallows and Cotton Candy are my favorite sweets to eat they are like a taste in Heaven, I want the chocolate flavored marshmallows!! and even the bubble gum flavored cotton candy yummy!!!!!!!!! I will give you the recipe of Marshmallows and Cotton Candy here....

Marshmallow recipe
3 packages unflavored gelatin
1 cup ice cold water, divided
12 ounces granulated sugar, approximately 1 1/2 cups
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
Nonstick spray

Here is how to do it!! This is the Fun Part!!

Combine the confectioners' sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl. Lightly spray a 13 by 9-inch metal baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Add the sugar and cornstarch mixture and move around to completely coat the bottom and sides of the pan. Return the remaining mixture to the bowl for later use.

When ready, pour the mixture into the prepared pan, using a lightly oiled spatula for spreading evenly into the pan. Dust the top with enough of the remaining sugar and cornstarch mixture to lightly cover. Reserve the rest for later. Allow the marshmallows to sit uncovered for at least 4 hours and up to overnight.

Turn the marshmallows out onto a cutting board and cut into 1-inch squares using a pizza wheel dusted with the confectioners' sugar mixture. Once cut, lightly dust all sides of each marshmallow with the remaining mixture, using additional if necessary. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

Equals to!!!!


Homemade Marshmallows

Do you want more??

Here is another recipe, but not for marshmallows but it is for COTTON CANDY!!

Cotton Candy Recipe

  • 5 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1-1/3 cups of light corn syrup
  • 1 cup and 2 tablespoons of water
  • food color paste
  • flavored oil
  • baking spray
How to do it..

Before you begin be sure that you have a pair of wire cutters and an old whisk. Cut the round ends off of the whisk, then arrange the tines so that they are spaced evenly.

You will also need to make sure that you have a large enough area to make the cotton candy. To begin cut open a plastic garbage bag and use it to cover the floor. Wedge two large wooden spoons so that they extend over the edge of the counter.

Place the sugar, corn syrup and water in a two quart heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Use a candy thermometer to cook the sugar mixture to a temperature of 320 degrees Fahrenheit, then remove it from the heat and carefully pour it into a microwave safe glass bowl. Be sure not to let the sugar in the pan, since it will continue to cook.

Dip the tines of the whisk into the hot sugar mixture and allow the sugar to drain off for a couple of seconds, until the draining sugar strands are roughly the same consistency. Next, wave the whisk over the wooden spoons, allowing the sugar strands to drift until they rest on top of the spoons. Be sure that you are from 1 to 1-1/2 feet above the spoons during this process. Use long broad strokes and be sure to work quickly.

Gather the cotton candy and roll it onto the paper that has been rolled into a long thin cone, and enjoy. If the cotton candy needs to be stored, it can be stored in an airtight container. When storing the cotton candy be sure to avoid moisture and humidity, which could cause it to melt and become sticky.

You can adjust this recipe to make as much or as little homemade cotton candy as you want, perfect for a quick snack or a treat for the entire family. If you’ve always wanted to enjoy the fun of carnival food in the comfort of your own home, why not give this great recipe a try? Making cotton candy at home is a great family project, and the kids will certainly love the results.

Thanks again... Research can be really handy in rough edges he-he hope you have fun!!!


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