Hi everyone, I hope you all are having a great weekend so far.
A few weeks back I posted a picture of marshmallow lollipops, on my Instagram feed.
And as promised I posted the video on my Youtube channel today, If you don’t want to miss out on new video´s please subscribe to my channel here.
And if you happen to have my Norwegian baking book ” just sweet ” from 2012, you can find the recipe for marshmallows ropes in there as well.
I grew up with these marshmallows ropes when I was a little girl, and always loved these, but homemade is so more delicious.
It´s fun to make these, but I tell you this when it comes to making these marshmallows ropes!
You will have one sticky and oh´so messy situation in your kitchen, not to mention ” the dishes” just saying!
When it comes to these marshmallows, preparation = key
You need to have order and prepare everything before you start making these, and work fast!
Because the marshmallow will set so quickly, The piping bag needs to be ready, the table where you will pipe the marshmallow must be cleaned and dusted with marshmallow sugar coating, and when you pipe you need to pipe as quickly as possible. (The piping part in the video = in slow-motion)
That said these are fun to make with kids, they are so pretty, and one of my readers wrote she would decorate her gingerbread house with marshmallows ropes, I got inspired by that and might do that myself for Christmas.
Watch the video below, how to make these;
VANILLA MARSHMALLOWS ROPES / LOLLIPOPS
Marshmallow sugar coating;
- 2 3/4 cups ( 300 gram ) powdered sugar, sifted
- 3/4 cup ( 100 gram ) cornstarch, sifted
- Two tablespoons unflavored powder gelatin
- 3/4 cup ( 180 ml) cold water
- 1 cup ( 225 gram ) sugar
- 3/4 cup ( 180 ml) light corn syrup or fluid glucose, divided
- 1/3 cup ( 80 ml ) water
- One teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- Food coloring, optional
- Few toothpicks
- wooden lollipop stick
- In a medium bowl whisk the gelatin powder and ¾ cup cold water in a small bowl; let sit for 5 minutes to dissolve.
- In a medium bowl whisk together powdered sugar and cornstarch
- On your kitchen counter or use a large table, place a large silicon mat and dust the silicon mat generously with the marshmallow coating, If you don’t have a silicone mat, just use parchment or wax paper.
- In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, ⅓ cup water, and half the corn syrup.
- Clip a candy thermometer to the saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat, constantly stir until sugar is dissolved.
- The syrup needs to reach 240°F (120°C), so keep an eye on it.
- Meanwhile, pour remaining light corn syrup in a standing mixer bowl fitted with the whisk attachment
- Microwave gelatin mixture on high until completely melted, about 40 seconds.
- Start the mixer on low speed and gradually pour into the mixer bowl and leave the mixer running on low speed.
- In the meantime, generously dust your workplace with the marshmallow coating,
- And prepare a piping bag fitted with a wide round nozzle # Wilton 1 A and set aside for now.
- Once the syrup reaches 240°F (120°C), gradually add the sugar syrup slowly to the mixer bowl and beat for one minute on low speed.
- Increase speed to medium-high and beat for about 5 minutes more.
- If you would like to have, pink colored marshmallows add a drop or two of pink food coloring, followed by vanilla bean paste, just mix until all is combined.
- The marshmallow mixture should have doubled, and almost tripled in volume.
- Stop the mixer and quickly scoop the marshmallow mixture into a prepared piping
- Pipe long lengths of marshmallow batter as quickly as possible onto the prepared silicon.
- Make two more batches with different colors, and repeat the same thing. ( see the video)
- Dust the top with some more marshmallows coating in between batches.
- Dust the marshmallows some more and let dry until set, about 30 minutes.
- Cover your beautiful hands in some marshmallow sugar coating and roll one of each color of rope back and forth in the mixture, so they are completely coated and don’t stick to your fingers anymore.
- Lay the three colors of ropes side by side and skewer all three with a toothpick.
- Twist the ropes together and skewer the other end with another toothpick.
- The ropes can be eaten immediately, and are deliciously soft, and so yummy.
- These marshmallows ropes won’t hold their shape that quickly if you are planning to make marshmallows lollipops.
- So, it is better to leave the marshmallows on the table to dry for a few hours and cover them lightly with a tea towel, so they don’t dry out and let them dry one hour without the tea towel.
- Remove the rest of the marshmallows sugar coating, remove the toothpicks and with a scissor cut off the ends, and you have some beautiful marshmallows ropes to enjoy!
- If you want to make marshmallow lollipops, just roll them up and put a wooden lollipop stick through the center to keep them in place, and let them dry one hour uncovered in room temp, so they become more firm/ stable when you lift them. ( see video how to do this)
- Enjoy the video, and if you are making these, have fun.
- Have a beautiful Sunday you all, check back soon.
- Love Manuela xo
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