Nothing says, “I love you” more than home-made marshmallows! Definitely a labour of love, but easier than you might think, these delicate pink confections are the perfect gift for this Valentine’s Day. Lightly tinted with pure raspberries and softly flavoured with passionfruit, they are pure perfection for the sweet lover on your list. And once you make these, you’ll never reach for the store-bought version again. Package them up with a pretty ribbon or serve in a cup of sweet hot chocolate and you’ll be sure to have that special someone asking, “Will you be mine?”
- 3 envelopes of unflavored Knox gelatin
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1Tb raspberry puree
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2/3 cups white corn syrup
- 1/4 cup passionfruit juice
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- Confectioners’ sugar for dredging
Line a 9×9 pan with foil and sprinkle heavily with icing sugar.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water and raspberry puree. Soak for 15 minutes.
Combine sugar, corn syrup, and 1/4 cup passionfruit juice in a small saucepan on med. High heat until the sugar dissolves, bring to a boil until the syrup reach 240 250 degrees about 5mins. Pour boiling syrup into gelatin and mix at high speed. Add the salt and beat for 10 -12 minutes. Scrape into the 9 x 9-inch pan and spread evenly.
Let mixture sit over night. Remove from pan, dredge the marshmallow slab with confectioners’ sugar and cut into 12 equal pieces with scissors or cookie cutters (dip cutters in confection sugar first for an easier cut). Sprinkle each piece of marshmallow in confectioners’ sugar.