and a Happy New Year of course! This post I’m writing from the hospital. Two nights ago I woke up with really bad belly cramps and went to the emergency room. Turns out my appendix had ruptured and needed to be removed immediately. So scary! I didn’t expect to not leave the hospital for days and wasn’t prepared at all. Now I’m sitting here in a hospital gown and an IV in my arm – thanking the medical lord for hospital wifi. I have been looking forward to sharing my new Food in Motion video for so long, so this little surgery is not going stop me!
Especially since this is a perfect New Year’s Eve recipe! So this would do no good if I posted it later than today. I will have to forward this to the hospital chef because I won’t accept another bowl of chicken broth and jelly.
I love how the marshmallows look so beautifully dipped. Just put them on the table in a jar and you got yourself a perfect companion to a glass of champagne!
Before you get to the recipe, here is a little tip: I have made them a couple of times before and I knew that the whipping part is crucial. You need to whip for a long time. I usually let a machine take over that part. It takes at least about 10 minutes of whipping and you’re going to find yourself thinking, “Is it enough now? – Or now? – Or one more minute?” The mixture needs to be perfectly gluey, but still liquid. It should not get stiff yet. This time I was so worried about underwhipping that I overwhipped. So the problem was that then the mixture got stiff too quickly and didn’t lay in the bowl smoothly. This explains why my marshmallows looks so cutely imperfect!
I’m sure you guys will be able to do a better job! Here is how it goes:
2 tablespoons of powdered sugar
some butter to grease up the pan
2 cups of powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 cup of water
1 envelope of gelatin powder
Grease up a baking pan with the butter. Sprinkle the two table spoons of powdered sugar into a baking pan.
In a large bowl mix the powdered sugar with the vanilla extract. In a small pot heat up the water along with the gelatin powder while stirring constantly. Pour this hot mixture into the bowl with the powdered sugar and start whipping. After about 10 minutes the mixture will turn white and gluey. Pour the mixture into the baking pan and let it sit for about an hour. After that, cut the marshmallows into square and sprinkle them with powdered sugar once again to stop them from being so sticky.
To get the dipping effect, drop a few drops of food coloring into a glass of water. I tried blue and red to achieve a purple color. I also wanted an ombre effect so I used a couple of different shades of coloring. Enjoy!
And now finally, the Video: