Monday, 18 February 2013

robin egg marshmallow tutorial

i know its still February but spring is most defiantly in the air so i was inspired to make these egg shaped marshmallows. it was my first time ever making marshmallows so if i can do it then you can too.







recipe
9 sheets of leaf gelatine
1 tbsp liquid glucose
200ml water
2 large egg whites
1 tea spoon vanilla
450g sugar
icing sugar
blue food colouring

equipment
bag of flour for mould
plastic egg
2 dishes
mixing bowl
thermometer
heavy pan
whisk
metal jug
paint brush and coca powder for dots

before you start any thing, you need to get your dishes ready for the marshmallow, this recipe makes allot so i did some egg shaped marshmallows and the rest i poured in to a dish that you can then chop up as you like. to make the mould fill the dish with flour and press the plastic egg in to it to create egg shapes. grease the other dish and sprinkle it with icing sugar.
to make the marshmallows first soak the leaf gelatin in 140ml of the 200ml water and put the other 60mls into the pan. put the gelatin to one side to soak, then in the pan with the water add the sugar, liquid glucose bringing to the boil for about 12mins until it reaches 127c on your thermometer
then gently slide in the gelatin, with the water and stir until the gelatin has dissolved then turn off the heat and pour the mixture into a metal jug. in a mixing bowl whisk the two egg whites until they are fluffy, then pour in the mixture in the jug, whisking it continuously as you are pouring it. then keep whisking the mixture and add the vanilla and blue colouring. keep whisking for about 5-10 minutes until it becomes thick and shiny. then gently spoon it into the egg moulds and pour the remaining mixture into the other dish. cover the eggs with some more flour and leave to set. the eggs will be set in about an hour, the larger dish of marshmallow is best to leave for longer, then you can cut it and dip it in icing sugar (you could always use an egg shaped cookie cutter instead of doing the flour mould). to do the dots, brush the flour off the eggs and put some cocoa powder in a small tub and add a few drops of water, then just paint on the dots.

i got the idea to use a flour mould from here











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34 comments

  1. You are amazing!Those are too beautiful to eat!Such lovely photos too!Thank you for sharing!
    xx
    Anne

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  2. Oh Aimée, that really a very original idea! A delicious spring treat! Thank you so much for both tutorial and idea!

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  3. So creative and cute! They look like real eggs!

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  4. Oh, how very pretty! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  5. Love these!! Thanks for sharing :)

    Brenda
    ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

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  6. These are so sweet! Would love you to share them at my link party if you have a chance - Silver Pennies Sundays: http://www.findingsilverpennies.com/2013/02/silver-pennies-sundays-link-party.html

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  7. This is so coooooool! But, you are much more artistic than I am- so my only hope is that I can get mine to come out looking somewhat similar. Totally pinned this:)

    Kelly from Smart School House
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  8. Oh, I love homemade marshmallos, and these are so adorable! I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.
    http://housewifehowtos.com/link-party-2/how-to-tuesday-link-party-9/

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  9. Aimee,
    Thank you for sharing at Memories by the Mile. These are so cute and sweet. Your pictures are beautiful.
    xoxo
    Wanda Ann @ http://www.memoriesbythemile.com/

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  10. These are adorable!
    Jessica
    http://sunnystitching.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. These are lovely! I haven't tried homemade marshmallows yet.

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  12. How cute! These "eggs" look great!!! Love the pretty color too!

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  13. these are sooo cool! I need to do this! Thank you so much for sharing this great idea
    arin
    apieceoflifespie.com

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  14. I have made marshmallows many times, but never anything as fabulous as this! Wow! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven to say hi.
    xo,
    Lisa

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  15. Thanks for coming by to share these!

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  16. Beautiful! I love that you added specks to them. I've pinned to my "Easter" board.

    Holly
    Holly's Stamping Addiction

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  17. I would LOVE it if you shared this in my Spring/Easter Linky Party! You can find it here: http://littlemomprairie.blogspot.com/p/blog-round-up.html

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  18. Wow! I have not heard of some of these ingredients, but the eggs look stunning! Pinning!

    Thanks so much for linking up,
    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!

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  19. These are amazing! I love them!! Pinning them to my "Easter" board.
    Karen

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  20. Very cute! Great pictures, too. I love how you showed them off in the bird's nest! Pinning.

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  21. This is so perfect and really gets me excited about all things Spring and Easter. Thanks for linky up at Crafty Tuesday on Blooming Homestead!
    -Marie

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  22. These are so beautiful! These would be beautiful in an easter basket or as a special treat in a cup of cocoa - Love!

    Visiting from Show and Tell Saturday... Rhonda @ home.made.

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  23. Thanks for linking to what to do Weekends. I so appreciate it!! Such a beautiful blog like you have!! And these marshmallows!! I made marshmallows once. It's not hard, but it's messy and gooey. :) Beautiful work. Linda

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  24. Aimee these are so cute and look yummy! Thanks so much for sharing at Transformed Tuesday.
    Hugs,
    Peggy

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  25. How pretty !

    http://www.curiositaellya.blogspot.com/

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  26. This is soooooo neat!!! Love them!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow!

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  27. CONGRATS!!!! You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer!!
    Come on over and grab your featured button, you deserve it :)
    http://thediydreamer.com/from-dream-to-reality/10-features-55/

    Don't forget to come back to From Dream To Reality this evening to link up again :)

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  28. Hi,
    These are beautiful. I just have a question. You've written "I got the idea to use a flour mold from here" but there's no link. Where is the idea from? I'd really love to check it out. Thanks!

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  29. Ignore me. For some reason the link wasn't showing up and now, after I asked the question, it is. *sigh* Heading to check out the mould inspiration now. Thanks :)

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  30. is there someway you can attach the two halfs together? corn starch is also a good mold maker! love love love your post! xo

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  31. They look adorable. Unfortunately I have no idea what Leaf Gelatin is. (I'm in California)Where would you buy such a thing?

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  32. Wow! I got here from an article on Craft:Daily. I love these eggs, so cute! But I'm with Cindy, I'm also in Cali and I've never heard of Leaf Gelatin. Is this something that you get from a bakery supply? I'll google it! Thanks for the tutorial, love the heart shaped speckles!

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  33. I found the answer: http://www.thekitchn.com/whats-the-difference-gelatin-p-99070

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