Marshmallows Get The Raspberry

My homemade Raspberry Marshmallows I made yesterday before I made the Lemon Meringue Tea Tarts.

raspberry marshmallows

These marshmallows have a denser texture than the ones purchased. There are no egg whites in this recipe.

Raspberry Marshmallows

2 tablespoons of gelatin
¼ cup cold water
¾ cup water
2 cups of sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon vanilla
1½ teaspoon raspberry flavor or flavor of your choice
3 drop of red food coloring
Confectioners’ sugar

Lightly butter a shallow baking dish (9¼”×6¼”×1½), then dust the dish with confectioners’ sugar. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, soak the gelatin in the cold water.  The water should take up all the gelatin.  Add the vanilla, flavoring and salt to the gelatin.  Don’t try to mix it. Let it all sit on top of gelatin.

In a small saucepan, boil the sugar and water to a soft-ball stage (238°F). 

Pour the syrup slowly over the gelatin, mix with a whisk until blended. Switch over to a mixer. Beat at high speed for 5 minutes or more, or until the marshmallow is light and fluffy and cooled.

Turn the marshmallow mixture into the prepared dish and smooth the top evenly. Dust with confectioner’s sugar. When this mixture has cooled cover with waxed paper. Let it stand overnight.

Cut into squares or shapes of your choice and roll in confectioners’ sugar.

steps to making marshmallows

    Ideas for using these squares-

  • Slice a square raspberry marshmallow horizontally into thin pieces and add the pieces to a peanut butter sandwich. You will have a version loosely resembling that of a “Flutternutter Sandwich“.
  • Top a square with vanilla ice cream and drizzle with hot chocolate.

Give me your ideas, in a comment, on how you would use these marshmallows in a recipe.  I will post your ideas and give credit to you.

5 thoughts on “Marshmallows Get The Raspberry

  1. Hi Liz, thunder and lightening storms kept me off the computer yesterday. Wow you are really a great cook! All the recipes you do sound so good. Cooking is rather hard for me anymore as I can’t stand for any length of time. If I have a lot to do I use a stool to it down now and then to rest. I wished you didn’t live so far away so I could be your personal taste tester, lol… Love and hugs~

    Like

Leaving a Reply is Much Appreciated!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s