Recipe: Apple And Mint Marshmallows

APPLE AND MINT MARSHMALLOWS

A simple marshmallow that's been made at home and is fresh is something to behold... very different to the bags of mass-produced ones. Ours are as soft as a pillow and with a hint of apple in the marshmallow, complimented with a mint sherbet coating.

Ingredients

Marshmallow

  • 210 g vanilla caster sugar
  • 140 ml apple juice
  • 1 tbsp liquid glucose
  • 5 sheets of gelatine
  • 2 egg whites

Dusting

  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornflour

Sherbet

  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp citric acid
  • a few sprigs of fresh mint
Line a Container

Step 1

Line A Container

Line a small square cake tin with clingfilm and spray the inside with oil. Mix the icing sugar and cornflour for the coating together and dust inside the clingfilm to stick to the oil.

Split the Apple Juice

Step 2

Split The Apple Juice

Pour half of the apple juice into a small flat dish and lay the gelatine sheets into the liquid to soften. Pour the other half of the apple juice into a saucepan with the vanilla caster sugar and glucose. Heat it to a simmer, then continue to heat until it gets to 121°C. Use a sugar thermometer.

Whisk the Egg Whites

Step 3

Whisk The Egg Whites

Whisk the egg whites up to soft peaks in a machine whilst the sugar mixture heats. (Aim to have the egg whites whisked by the time the sugar reaches 121°C.) Dribble the hot syrup into the egg whites as it continues to whisk. Warm the other half of the apple juice so that the gelatine dissolves, then pour that into the marshmallow mixture too.

Transfer and Cool

Step 4

Transfer And Cool

Keep whisking for 5-10 minutes until it has significantly cooled down, before transferring to the lined tin. Dust the rest of the cornflour mix over the top and leave the marshmallow to cool for several hours.

Make the Sherbet

Step 5

Make The Sherbet

Blitz up the sugar, citric acid and mint to create a mint sherbet. Cut the marshmallows into bite-sized pieces once completely set and toss in the mint sherbet before serving.

Comments

shiruma

You migth find glucose pouder witch works just as well

marlenetjie

I have never found glucose syrup in any store here in South Africa. Is it possible to leave it out or with what should I replace it?

katyehalfling

Surprisingly good, with homemade blackberry juice and without glucose syrup.

Ben

@chokko the green tea swap sounds delicious!

chokko

Hi! I'm the brat who asked if it was possible to make this with swiss meringue instead of italian over on youtube. The answer, actually, is yes, since I tested it today (at the behest of my mother haha) and it worked beautifully (even though I had...maybe a tenth of the gelatin you guys used ahaha and maybe half the sugar. Frankly I'm not questioning this small miracle) I substituted apple juice for green tea and the sherbet for starbucks cocoa mix (which is basically cocoa powder and sugar, thanks america for being so inconveniently large)

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