Honey & Plum MarshmallowsPosted by Cupcake Kelly on Mar 22, 2012 in Other Desserts | Comments Off on Honey & Plum Marshmallows
This is the first recipe I made from Marshmallow Madness. Click here to read my review of the book. The hardest part of this recipe for me was fining a jar of baby food and fruit puree that matched in flavor! Yes, you read that right. This recipe calls for a jar of baby food. Using baby food eliminates prep time and has no added sugar.
I piped these marshmallows into what were supposed to be little swirls but I went a little too big and they look like number twos! Whatever the shape they still tasted good.
I thought the honey tasted more prominent than the fruit so I added a few teaspoons of freeze dried strawberries to the marshmallow coating to boost the fruity flavor.
2tbs unflavored powdered gelatin
1 4 ounce jar of plum baby food
1/4 cup cold plum nectar
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup honey
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup plum nectar
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
purple food coloring
1/2 cup powdered sugar + 1/4 cup cornstarch (mixed together in a small bowl for the coating)
- Dust a baking sheet with some of the marshmallow coating.
- Make the bloom. In a small bowl whisk together the gelatin, baby food and cold nectar. Let soften for 10 minutes.
- In your stand mixer bowl pour 1/8 cup of the honey and 1/8 cup corn syrup. Pour 1/8 cup of honey and 1.8 cup corn syrup into a medium saucepan. Add the sugar, nectar and salt to the saucepan and bring to a boil.Stir occasionally until temperature reaches 250 F.
- Microwave the small bowl containing the gelatin for 30 seconds. Pour into the saucepan as soon as it reaches the 250 F.
- Pour the mixture into the stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and turn the speed to medium for 5 minutes. Increase to medium speed for 3 more minutes. Increase to the highest setting for 3 minutes.
- Add the vanilla and food coloring during the last minute. Spoon the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a round tip. Pipe swirls onto the baking sheet and dust with the coating.
- Leave the marshmallows to sit for 6 hours in a cool dry place. Store in a container with one edge left cracked open.
adapted from Marshmallow Madness