Marshmallows without corn syrup
- Georgia Phoebe Aug 12, 2007 12:58 PM
I want to make marshmallows and I was wondering whether I can substitute corn syrup with sugar, honey, or something else that would be available outside the US. I'm in Athens, Greece and I've never encountered corn syrup in a store here, but neither a marshmallow recipe sans corn syrup. So, how do I go about it?
When I lived in Argentina sixty years ago my (American) mother used to make marshmallows quite often using this recipe: Boil 4 cups sugar and 1 1/2 cups water to long thread stage**. 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. **Long thread stage is described by cookbook as "When dropped from a spoon, syrup spins a thread at least three inches long; 238* Fahrenheit on candy thermomter".