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Real Marshmallows

I remember the red brick fireplace at my grandparents home by the lake. I remember popping corn in that fireplace and toasting marshmallows for hot cocoa in the winter. I had my first taste of a s’more with a fired marshmallow. That is what I called them. I can still taste them when they were melted in the steaming cup of cocoa. They were not the marshmallows of today, they were made with a lot of care and like. Grandma had to beat the mixture by hand, but when I have made them I use an electric mixer, of course.

All that is needed to make this confection is gelatin, water, sugar, salt and vanilla. I remember my grandma putting a small bit of food coloring in them once in a while. That was just for when company was coming. or for some birthday party.

To make marshmallows, first of all I dissolve 2-tablespoons of gelatin in 1/4-cup cold water in a large bowl. When the gelatin has soaked up all the water I add 1-teaspoon vanilla and 1/8-teaspoon salt. I then mix 3/4-cup of water and 2-cups sugar together and boil it until it reaches 238-degrees on a candy thermometer. Then I pour the sugar mixture very slowly over the gelatin mixture, keeping my mixer on medium. When all the sugar is poured I turn my mixer on high and continue beating until it is thick and cool.

Next I butter a pan and dust it with powdered sugar and spread the marshmallow mixture evenly in it. Then I dust powdered sugar on top and let it stand overnight. In the morning I cut it into squares and roll in powdered sugar. These are different than the store bought ones, but they fit better on a graham cracker for s’mores. YUMMY!

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