Marshmallows are so delicious and fun. I love the airy and melting in mouth texture. For a complete come back in childhood I’ve used fizzy sugar to envelop the marshmallows. My guests just loved it. The five adults we were, transformed into five kids in less than one minute. This recipe uses agar-agar. It’s medium difficult and the use of a candy thermometer is highly recommended.
Homemade marshmallows using agar-agar
Ingredients (30-50 marshmallows):
3 egg whites
1 tablespoon honey
5g/1 teaspoon agar-agar
1 point of a knife of powdered red food colouring (optional)
In a small bowl, dissolve agar-agar into 100 ml of cold water.
In a small saucepan, boil the sugar, honey and agar-agar. Place over medium to high heat until the syrup reaches 121°C/250°F (approx. 7 minutes).
Whisk the egg whites until firm (I used an electric mixer). Add a knife of powdered red food colouring.
When the syrup is ready, slowly pour it into the whites and continue to whisk.
Cover a rectangular plate or baking sheet with parchment paper. Or use silicone molds of any size and shape.
Pour the marshmallow mixture in the prepared plate or baking sheet and use a spatula to spread it. Allow to dry for 10 hours.
The next day, cut the marshmallows into pieces and roll them into icing sugar. Store in an airtight container. The marshmallows should last for a week but I never waited that long to confirm.
Last time I made marshmallows, I used some of the mixture to add a marshmallow layer to Christian Constant fabulous chocolate tart. Hope he would like it 🙂