Question About Homemade Marshmallow

Baking By Charmed Updated 2 Apr 2010 , 4:41am by Charmed

Charmed Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 2:59am
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I made marshmallows using Alton brown's recipe. they are very yummy but I would like them to be a bit firmer. Anyone knows how to modify marshmallow recipe to make them firmer?
Here is the recipe:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/homemade-marshmallows-recipe/index.html

6 replies
all4cake Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 3:16am
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When did you make them? They usually firm up after resting overnight.

Charmed Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 3:55am
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even after resting for a day they are not as firm as I like them to be.

all4cake Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 1:09pm
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I've not found a recipe yet that will make them as bouncy as those in a bag (not that that is my goal)

I would reduce the water by 1/4 cup and increase the temp on the syrup to 250 instead of 240....like in this recipe

http://www.cookingforengineers.com/recipe/106/Marshmallows

see in that one picture...when they've 'spread' the mixture in the dish...it looks quite firm and it hadn't even set yet.

Charmed Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 2:06am
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thanks all4cakes I will try that recipe.

newmansmom2004 Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 2:33am
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This is the recipe I use for peppermint marshmallows (wonderful in a mug of hot chocolate or dipped in ganache!) and they're bouncy, fluffy and unbelievably ADDICTING! I've made these several times and they come out beautifully every time. I double the recipe and make them in a 9 x 13 pan, then I store them in ziptop bags or a rubbermaid type container and they last a good while. After eating these I've never eaten another store bought marshmallow.

http://www.recipezaar.com/recipe/Peppermint-Marshmallows-167803

You could probably use the same recipe and take out the peppermint candies and just add some vanilla.

To make cutting easier, I use a pizza cutter instead of a knife that just drags through the marshmallows.

Charmed Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 4:41am
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thanks for the recipe thumbs_up.gif

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