Hi you all.
The weekend is finally here; I hope you will have an amazing weekend.
If you love to make marshmallows, you should try these cute rhombus shaped marshmallows.
In the Netherlands; they are called Spekkies and were a favorite treat to me when was a little girl.
These vanilla flavor marshmallows with a sugary crunch and beautiful retro colors… what,s not to love?
I encourage you to try making these – I,m sure you, will love them!
- If you don’t know how to make marshmallows, watch the video below!
Spekkies-Marshmallows ( Note: you will need to make 2 quantities)
For the marshmallow mixture;
- 4. tsp powdered gelatine
- 125 ml cold water
- 170 g sugar
- 170 ml light corn syrup or liquid glucose
- 65 ml water
- 2 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
- pink-yellow food color
- 1 cup (140 g) corn starch
- 1 cup (225 g) superfine sugar or powdered sugar
- Make the first quantity marshmallow mixture.
- Grease a shallow baking pan, about 11 x 16 inches (30 x 40 cm).
- Place the powdered gelatine and 125 ml cold water in a small bowl and stir until blended.
- Place the sugar, half the light corn syrup or glucose, and 65 ml water into a pan and bring to a boil.
- Boil until the temperature reaches 120C
- Add the remaining light corn syrup or glucose into a mixing bowl and start whisking on low speed.
- Heat the gelatine in the microwave for 30 seconds, then pour into the mixing bowl, continue whisking on low speed. Carefully pour the boiled sugar which is now 120C into the mixing bowl.
- Increase the speed to medium and whisk for another 5 minutes.
- Add the vanilla extract and yellow food coloring and whisk for about 2-3 more minutes.
- Pour the marshmallow mixture into the prepared baking pan and spread out to cover the whole base of the pan.
- The marshmallow will set quickly, so be sure to work as quickly as possible.
- Make another batch of marshmallow mixture, but now use a few drops of pink food coloring.
- Spread the pink marshmallow mixture over the pale yellow layer, working as quickly as you can.
- Mix the superfine sugar with the cornstarch and sift it over the top.
- Leave to set for about 30 minutes.
- Cut into pieces with an oiled knife or cookie cutter.
- I use a rhombus-shaped cookie cutter here as this is the original Spekkies shape, but a sharp knife will work just as well. Roll in the sugar and cornstarch mixture, making sure all sides are covered.
- Let dry overnight. You may need to roll the marshmallows into some more of the sugar and cornstarch mixture the next day.
- Note: you will need a candy thermometer for this recipe.
- Step by step; how to make the marshmallows, watch the video below, and then just scroll down to see step by pictures, how to make these marshmallows.