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.
9 sheets of leaf gelatine
1 tbsp liquid glucose
2 large egg whites
1 tea spoon vanilla
blue food colouring
bag of flour for mould
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