I’m back! YAY! I’m very happy to be! I miss baking, I miss food photography and I miss sharing with you! I hope I’ll be posting more regularly! Great news in the cooking department, I was finally able to make caramel. Unfortunately I have no proof because I didn’t have time to take pictures (soon I’m supposed to get an intelligent cell phone so I’ll post that kind of pics on Instagram!). Let’s just say I was very happy, and as excited as I was I decided to try another batch the day after and burned it! Ahahah! I didn’t master caramel yet, but there is hope for me! You can expect a caramel dessert soon!
Today I have for you these cute two-tone marshmallows. Vanilla and strawberry! Dipped in chocolate they can be Neapolitan marshmallows! Use them in hot chocolate, give them as a gift or eat them just like that!
Two-tone Vanilla Strawberry Mini Marshmallows
Recipe from Daring Bakers July 2009
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon powdered gelatin
- 2 tablespoons cold water
- 2 egg whites, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 vanilla bean, seeded
- 2 drops strawberry extract
- Pink food coloring
- Powdered sugar to sprinkle
- Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water and let bloom. Reserve.
- In a medium saucepan, combine the water, corn syrup, and sugar. Stir only when you combine the ingredients.
- Bring to a boil until the temperature on a candy thermometer reach 235 degrees.
- Remove the syrup from heat. Add gelatin and mix.
- Whip the whites until soft peaks form.
- While beating, gradually pour syrup into the whites. Whip until stiff.
- Separate the marshmallows in two bowls. In the first, add the vanilla seeds and mix until incorporated.
- In the second bowl, add the strawberry extract and the pink food coloring. Whip until incorporated.
- Transfer to two separate pastry bags.
- Place both pastry bags in another pastry bag fit with the tip of your choice. Press until both colors are evenly coming out.
- On a surface dusted with a lot of powdered sugar, pipe tiny kisses of marshmallows. Sprinkle with more powdered sugar.