Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Choc chip marshmallows

Choc chip marshmallows / Marshmallows com pedacinhos de chocolate

Not only my readers are the sweetest people ever, they also give me wonderful ideas – Barbara left me a comment once about homemade marshmallows she used to order and told me that her favorites were the chocolate chip ones. Hey, that is one marshmallow flavor I hadn’t tried yet! :)

So I made choc chip marshmallows, inspired by the lovely Barbara. And for the record, they became my sister’s favorites, too. :)

Choc chip marshmallows / Marshmallows com pedacinhos de chocolate

Choc chip marshmallows
adapted from here

2 tablespoons powdered gelatin
½ cup (120ml) warm water
330g caster sugar
½ cup + 1 ½ tablespoons glucose syrup
1/3 cup (80ml) water, extra
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
100g dark chocolate, chopped into chunks

For rolling the marshmallows:
¾ cup (105g) confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1 tablespoon corn starch, sifted

Lightly oil a 20cm (8in) square cake pan and dust with icing sugar.

Place the gelatin and warm water in the bowl of an electric mixer, stir well to combine and set aside. Place the sugar, glucose and extra water in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil and cook without stirring for 5-6 minutes or until soft ball stage (115°C/240°F) on a sugar thermometer.

With the mixer running at high speed, gradually add the hot syrup to the gelatin mixture. Add the vanilla and beat for 10 minutes or until thick and fluffy. Fold in the chocolate chunks – some of them will melt lightly, causing the marbled effect. Pour into prepared pan, cover with foil or baking paper but do not let it touch the marshmallow. Set aside overnight in room temperature.

Place the icing sugar and corn starch in a bowl and stir to combine. Turn the marshmallow onto a surface lightly dusted with a little of the icing sugar mixture and carefully remove the pan. Cut into squares with a lightly oiled knife.

Dust with remaining icing sugar mixture and store in an airtight container.

Makes 36

13 comments:

Marisa said...

These look like pillowy perfection.

Pam said...

One of these days I'm going to try homemade marshmallows!

Jennifurla said...

Genius

Juliana said...

Oh! I never made marshmallow...yours look so cute, light and fluffy, would love to try it!

Gaëlle said...

I was about to ask my mother how to do this! So cool to have your recipe!

Gaelle

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely would like to try this how does glucose syrup look is it sold like honey and maple syrup

eatme_delicious said...

I've never thought to put chocolate chips in marshmallows! Love the idea.

The Urban Baker said...

fabulous idea! these look truly delicious! send me some, please! :) xx

Anna said...

Mmmmmm, I love your marshmallows, they all look Fab. And with chocolate chips is pure awesomeness. :-)

Jennifer said...

What a fabulous idea! I agree I love getting inspiring ideas from readers! I havent made homemade marshmallows in forever! I think ill have to try with choc chips in them now too!

Katie said...

wow I've never seen choc chip marshmallows before!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Marisa, thank you!

Pam, you have to, sweetie! :D
xoxo

Jennifurla, thank you!

Juliana, thank you for stopping by! I hope you give it a go!

Gaëlle, I hope you like it! Thank you!

Torview, it is similar to golden syrup - honey and maple syrup won't work here.

Ashley, thank you, darling!

Susan, I'll send you lots, sweetie! :D
xoxo

Anna, thank you! ;)

Jen, thank you! I think you would like these, darling!

Katie, it was a first to me, too! :D

Paula said...

looks great! with chocolate must be so yummy!

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