- vegetable oil for greasing
- powdered sugar ½ c (60 g)
- cornstarch ½ c (60 g)
- freeze dried strawberries 1 oz (28 g)
- (approximately ¼ cup powder)
blooming the gelatin
- powdered gelatin ¾ oz (20 g)
- (3 envelopes – each envelope is ¼ oz)
- cold water ½ c (120 ml)
- granulated sugar 2 c (400 g)
- light corn syrup ⅔ c (200 g)
- water ½ c (120 ml)
- salt ¼ tsp
- Prep: Line a 9×9 inch (23×23 cm) baking dish with parchment paper, making sure to leave an overhang. Very lightly brush the parchment paper with vegetable oil and set aside.
- Dusting powder: Combine the powdered sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl and set aside.
- Strawberry powder: Use a food processor (or spice or coffee grinder) to grind the freeze dried strawberries into a very fine powder. Set aside.
- Blooming the gelatin: Place ½ cup (120 ml) of cold water in a large mixing bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over the top. Allow to sit for at least 10 minutes.
- Sugar syrup: Place the sugar, corn syrup, water and salt in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir just until the sugar is dissolved. Increase to medium heat and cook until the mixture reaches 240 F (116 C) with a candy thermometer. After the sugar has dissolved, do not stir the mixture. You can swirl the pan occasionally.
- With an electric mixer on medium-low speed, slowly and carefully drizzle the sugar syrup into the gelatin.
- When all of the syrup has been incorporated, increase the speed to high and continue beating for about 8-10 minutes or until the mixture almost triples in size. The bowl will be barely warm and the mixture will be white and fluffy.
- Add the strawberry powder and beat until fully incorporated.
- Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Use a lightly greased spatula if needed, but don’t worry about getting every last bit.
- Sift a few tablespoons of the dusting powder on top of the marshmallow and reserve the rest for later. Let the marshmallow set for at least 4 hours.
- Use oiled cookie cutters to cut the marshmallows into shapes or an oiled knife to cut into squares.
- Toss the individual marshmallows in the dusting powder. Store in an airtight container for up to several weeks at room temperature.
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