Potential Kitchen Disaster of the Day

HAPPY NATIONAL MARSHMALLOW TOASTING DAY, you sexy beasts! Personally, I don’t like store bought marshmallows. I think they taste concentrated despair. But I do like marshmallows toasted on a graham cracker with chocolate on it. So lets celebrate up in this bitch!

I found a recipe(via The Food Network) for homemade marshmallow. Because this is PKD, and what’s our motto? DAMN THE MAN! Make that shit yo’self! Let’s do this, bitches:


* 3 packages unflavored gelatin
* 1 cup ice cold water, divided
* 12 ounces granulated sugar, approximately 1 1/2 cups
* 1 cup light corn syrup
* 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
* 1/4 cup cornstarch
* Nonstick spray


Place the gelatin into the bowl of a stand mixer along with 1/2 cup of the water. Have the whisk attachment standing by.

In a small saucepan combine the remaining 1/2 cup water, granulated sugar, corn syrup and salt. Place over medium high heat, cover and allow to cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Uncover, clip a candy thermometer onto the side of the pan and continue to cook until the mixture reaches 240 degrees F, approximately 7 to 8 minutes. Once the mixture reaches this temperature, immediately remove from the heat.

Turn the mixer on low speed and, while running, slowly pour the sugar syrup down the side of the bowl into the gelatin mixture. Once you have added all of the syrup, increase the speed to high. Continue to whip until the mixture becomes very thick and is lukewarm, approximately 12 to 15 minutes. Add the vanilla during the last minute of whipping. While the mixture is whipping prepare the pans as follows.

Combine the confectioners’ sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl. Lightly spray a 13 by 9-inch metal baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Add the sugar and cornstarch mixture and move around to completely coat the bottom and sides of the pan. Return the remaining mixture to the bowl for later use.

When ready, pour the mixture into the prepared pan, using a lightly oiled spatula for spreading evenly into the pan. Dust the top with enough of the remaining sugar and cornstarch mixture to lightly cover. Reserve the rest for later. Allow the marshmallows to sit uncovered for at least 4 hours and up to overnight.

Turn the marshmallows out onto a cutting board and cut into 1-inch squares using a pizza wheel dusted with the confectioners’ sugar mixture. Once cut, lightly dust all sides of each marshmallow with the remaining mixture, using additional if necessary. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

I’m too lazy to cut and paste the miniature marshmallow version, so just click on this if you want little ones. You can flavor these as well, just add a few drops of strawberry or whatever extract(found in baking aisle of supermarket) at the same time as the vanilla.

I have to keep this post short and not-so-sweet(just like your man! OH SNAP!) because I have an old friend coming over. I haven’t seen him in ages and I should at least make sure my toilet is clean(relatively) before he gets here.



2 Responses to Potential Kitchen Disaster of the Day

  1. Izzle Bam Bam Badizzle says:

    Oooh! Homemade marshmallows! Do you think there’s a viable substitute for the corn syrup? I try to avoid that at all costs, but if it’s essential to the chemistry of marshmallows, I’m sure a little won’t hurt. 🙂

    • ask, and you shall receive!

      Boil 4 cups sugar and 1 1/2 cups water. mixture is done when you can dip a spoon in, lift straight up and have a “ribbon” of sugar syrup about 3 inches long(usually about 238 degrees fahrenheit. Soak 4 tablespoons plain gelatin in 1 cup water for ten minutes. Pour hot syrup over gelatin. Beat with electric mixer until cool. Wipe pan with damp cloth and sprinkle with either powdered sugar or finely grated coconut (which may be toasted). Pour the candy into the pan. Cover. Let sit for 24 hours. Cut into squares using scissors. Roll marshmallows in more powdered sugar or coconut

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