Simple Marshmallows

Simple Marshmallows


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About this recipe: There's nothing quite like homemade marshmallows. Once you've made your own, you will never buy it again. Toasted coconut is used to top this vanilla-flavoured marshmallow.


Serves: 16 

  • 1 tablespoon gelatine powder
  • 4 tablespoons cold water
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 350ml boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • toasted desiccated coconut, as needed

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:1hr setting  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

  1. Soak the gelatine in the cold water, then heat over a low heat until dissolved.
  2. Meanwhile, stir the sugar into the boiling water until dissolved. Stir in the gelatine mix and the vanilla extract.
  3. Beat the mixture with electric beaters on high until it is thick and can stand in peaks by itself, about 10 minutes.
  4. Line a greased baking tray with toasted coconut and spread the marshmallow evenly into the tray. Sprinkle more coconut on top.
  5. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour, then cut into squares.

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Reviews (2)


WORST RECIPE EVER! I have looked online at other marshmallow recipes since attempting this and there are no other ones out there like this. You are supposed to boil the sugar syrup not just dissolve sugar, also most recipes include use of oil and egg whites. I have wasted a huge amount of time and money making these for Christmas gifts and am fuming. The marshmallows do not whip until stiff peaks achieved, at best I got a single cream consistency and that was about 45 minutes of whisking with an electric whisker. They have since separated also. None of this is to do with my cooking abilities but the useless recipe. Maybe if I had altered the recipe I would have a half decent attempt at marshmallows. So dissapointed. DO NOT USE THIS RECIPE!!! - 16 Dec 2011


load of rubbish don't use this. I should of read review first. Whisked and whisked and whisked added extra gelatine. And I had the same prob. Lot and lots of gelatine at the bottom and fluffy white mess at the top. May try the fluffy white.stuff on hot chocolate as it tastes.yummy - 10 Oct 2012

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