I have bought all the ingredients and tools for ages and always lack the courage to go ahead to actually make it.  Turned out it is indeed brain dead simple to make and taste completely different from store bought.  It is likely more expensive to make your own then buying but this is totally worth the effort.  It is just magical to see clear sugary syrup turn into puffy white stuff in minutes.

The ingredients is really just sugar and gelatin.  However stand mixer and candy thermometer are both required tool .  I basically follow AB’s good eets recipe. Here is ingredients

  • 1 cup icy cold water
  • 12 oz of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 11 oz corn syrup
  • 3 packages of gelatin
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Seriously that’s all you need!  Real back to the basic simple recipe.

You first put 1/2 of the water and all gelatin in a mixing bowl and set aside to bloom.

With the small to medium size pan, weight  sugar + corn syrup directly into the pan .  Then add salt and water stir to mix.  Cook the syrup in medium high heat until 240F (soft ball stage).

I never have any success pouring in hot syrup into mixing bowl without creating mess all over the place, so I decide to change AB procedure and pour the syrup into the bloomed gelatin first.  Then  I slightly mix it with silicon silicone spatula and put back into stand mixer to beat for 11 minutes.  Add vanilla extract at the last minute.

Turned out pretty decent eh?

Option is endless.  I sandwiched some in between my piped butter cookies.  And make basic marshmallow with the remaining.

Gift wrapped as home-made b-day gift.  Hope the b-day boy will like eh!  What is really amazing such simple ingredient can smell so amazing good.

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