Soundtrack: Vacation, The Go-Go’s
Supplies: standing mixer measuring cups/spoons spatula silpat lined baking sheet candy thermometer sifter Ingredients: 4 and 1/2 tsp powdered gelatin 6 Tbs fresh lemon juice 2 Tbs cold water 1 c sugar 1/2 c light corn syrup - divided 1/4 c water 1/8 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla extract 4 drops citric acid (optional) 3 packets True Lemon powder (i used raspberry lemonade flavor) 3/4 c powdered sugar 1/2 c corn starch
this is what will keep the marshmallows from sticking to everything in sight and some extra tart flavor
sift together powdered sugar, corn starch and True Lemon packets
coat silpat lined baking sheet with mixture – i added another True Lemon packet on top cause i wanted more pinky color
whisk lemon juice, gelatin and water. let sit for 5 min. put 1/4 c corn syrup in bowl of standard mixer with whisk attachment. after 5 min microwave the gelatin mixture for 30 seconds and combine with corn syrup – turn mixer on low
stir sugar, 1/4 corn syrup, water, and salt together in saucepan over medium high heat. heat until mixture reaches 240degrees. turn mixer on and slowly
slowly pour hot syrup mixture into (already slowly mixing) corn syrup gelatin combination. whip up into a light fluffy mixture.
add in vanilla flavoring, citric acid if using, and coloring. mix 1 min more. using wet spatula pour onto prepared baking sheet. cover with more coating and let sit overnight.
cut into fun shapes with cookie cutters!
- make sure to put enough coating on the silpat – i topped the marshmallows off with enough but the bottom was still a bit sticky when i was cutting out the shapes
- make sure to sift coating!! there were a bunch of clumps in the cornstarch/powdered sugar/True Lemon that would have not been pretty on the marshmallows
Review: really sour but in the best way. i can’t tell if it was just the lemon juice, or the citric acid, or the True Lemon topping that did it but the final result has a nice sourness to it. the color was perfect – i was hoping that by using raspberry lemonade True Lemon there would be more of a pink tint, but i’m happy with how they look. the shapes turned out great and i’m thrilled to add them to the Easter Basket!