Sunday, November 28, 2010

gingerbread marshmallows

i love gingerbread
gingerbread houses
gingerbread cakes
gingerbread lattes
and now
i LOVE
gingerbread marshmallows
come holiday time
i like to create a special treat
to tuck into the christmas hampers
i prepare for friends and family
this year it is these
gingerbread marshmallows
(printable recipe)
3/4 oz gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup water
2 Tbs molasses
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground clove
2 egg whites
Put sugars in a saucepan. Add 1/4 cup water to make a mixture that looks and feels like wet sand.  What is most important is that all sugar has the same amount of moisture. Add molasses, salt, ginger, cinnamon and clove, and place over low heat.  Cook until it becomes a sugar syrup of 235-240 degrees. It should have the consistency of corn syrup.  Meanwhile...place 2 room temperature egg whites into the bowl of your mixer. Add the salt .  Also, prepare gelatin.  Place 1/2 cup water in a bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin evenly over the water.  Let bloom.
Once the sugar syrup is ready, turn off heat and let sit for a couple of minutes...not too long.  Start your mixer on low and get the whites to foamy.  Mix the gelatin into the sugar syrup and stir until melted completely.  Bring the saucepan over to the mixer and turn it to high. Slowly pour the sugar syrup into the bowl, careful not to hit the whisk attachment.  Leave on high and mix until the mixture is warm, but full volume and comes to a peak.  While it is still warm, pour into tin or pan.  Sift powdered sugar on top. Cut into squares and store in airtight container.
these are yummy tossed into a cup of hot cocoa
and a real grown up treat when toasted and sandwiched into a s'more.

19 comments:

  1. I make a few flavoris of marshmallows each year and am definitely going to try these too! Thanks so much for th recipe!

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  2. I've never had gingerbread marshmallows but I love gingerbread and marshmallows, so I think these would be great in my hot chocolate or a latte!

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  3. I have wanted to try making marshmallows but have never done it. These sound fantastic, what fabulous flavors, they would really take the humble marshmallow up a few notches. I can almost taste it in my hot chocolate.

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  4. These look divine! who would've thought of gingerbread marshmallows? what a creation!

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  5. How delicious are these?!? Love the twist on the regular marshmallow flavor.

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  6. Christy - you may just make a marshmallow eater out of me - I am so intrigued (I think that is the word I want) by homemade - flavored "mallows". I think I have everything but the gelatin to try this. I would like mine in a cup of hot chocolate!

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  7. Wow, these sound wonderful. I'm not a huge marshmallow fan but these I would so try. My mother in law makes them, I'll bet she'd love this recipe, I'll pass it on!

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  8. Those look amazing. I can't wait to try making these!
    ~Heidi

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  9. oh my goodness, this is insane! i want some...they look deelish!

    www.thecapeonthecorner.blogspot.com

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  10. that looks amazing.. THanks for sharing this.. Have a wonderful day..

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  11. Those look amazing! I think I'll whip up a batch while we decorate this week! Would love for you to visit me and link up to Made with Love Monday at Sew Chatty! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

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  12. This is the best idea ever, mixing gingerbread with marshmallows. I will definitely be trying these soon.

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  13. This is a great post! I would love for you to link up to my Strut Your Stuff Party! http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/link-up-giveaway-and-winner.html

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  14. Those look amazing! Stopping by from weekend wrap-up :)

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  15. WOW! They look so delicious! Love love love! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. THAT LOOKS SOOOOOO YUMMMY!

    Thanks for linking up at Tatertots and Jello! I'd love for you to come check out my blog:

    http://vintagewannabee.blogspot.com/

    Mucho love!
    Nichelle

    P.S. I'm your newest follower!

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  17. OH My Word! Those look amazing! I might just have to try this!
    You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  18. No way! Another stroke of major culinary genius! Your gingerbread marshmallows sound amazing!

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