Monday, May 4, 2009

Rosewater marshmallows

Rosewater marshmallows / Marshmallows de água de rosas

Searching for something good on TV last night I stopped zapping when I saw Giovanni Ribisi. It was a drama movie and I was pretty surprised – in a very good way – by his performance... Let’s be honest: it’s not easy to stand out working next to the marvelous Ms. Blanchett. :D

Whether it’s a heavy drama or a light comedy – who can forget Frank Buffay Jr.? – Giovanni Ribisi is always a joy to watch, like marshmallows are a joy to make (and eat).

My inspiration was this recipe but I did not want to use egg whites and adapted a Donna Hay recipe instead.

Rosewater marshmallows / Marshmallows de água de rosas

Rosewater marshmallows
adapted from Donna Hay magazine

2 tablespoons powdered gelatin
½ cup (120ml) warm water
330g caster sugar
½ cup + 1 ½ tablespoons glucose syrup
1/3 cup (80ml) water, extra
1 tablespoon rosewater
1-2 drops pink food coloring

For rolling the marshmallows:
¾ cup (105g) confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1 tablespoon corn starch, sifted

Lightly oil a 20cm (8in) square cake pan and line with non-stick baking paper.

Place the gelatin and warm water in the bowl of an electric mixer, stir well to combine and set aside. Place the sugar, glucose and extra water in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil and cook without stirring for 5-6 minutes or until soft ball stage (115ºC/240ºF) on a sugar thermometer.

With the mixer running at high speed, gradually add the hot syrup to the gelatin mixture. Add the rosewater, the food coloring and beat for 10 minutes or until thick and fluffy. Pour into prepared pan, cover with lightly greased non-stick baking paper and refrigerate overnight (I used regular baking paper and oiled it very well).

Place the icing sugar and corn starch in a bowl and stir to combine. Turn the marshmallow onto a surface lightly dusted with a little of the icing sugar mixture and carefully remove the paper. Cut into squares with a lightly oiled knife.

Dust with remaining icing sugar mixture and store in an airtight container.

Makes 36

20 comments:

May said...

I'm not into marshmallow making, but I had to say your marshmallows are looking divine! I love the colour! (And I love the roses, too. Awesome picture!)
:)

Elyse said...

I finally bought all the ingredients necessary to make some marshmallows! I had forgotten about this until I saw your yummy post today. Now, I need to get into the kitchen to make some awesome marshmallows. Yours are just gorgeous!

Pam said...

I am going to have to try these someday!

Cynthia said...

If we lived close by, I'd ask you to make some of these for me.

Peter G said...

Oh wow! These look fantastic Patricia! I absolutely love rose water!

eatme_delicious said...

Beautiful fluffy marshmallows Patricia!

anna said...

Rose water is such an awesome flavoring for marshmallows! I made some a while back and coated them in cocoa powder. They were so good! Yours are very elegant :)

Mallory Elise said...

oh so pretty!

chocolatecup said...

oh my these are just sooooo delicate!:)

Maya said...

Patricia - I do not eat gelatin. Do you think this will work with agar?

Fearless Kitchen said...

Oh my God... these look amazingly wonderful. I love rosewater... and marshmallows....

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Wouldn't these make the most lovely favors at a bridal or baby shower? Who knew marshmallows could be so elegant?

Abby said...

Just so pretty!

Patricia Scarpin said...

May, these are easy!
Thank you for your kind words!
xx

Elyse, I bet you'll love these! And you can go for vanilla, too, they are delicious.

Pam, you have to! :D

Cynthia, I would love to share these with you, my dear. And to have you as my neighbor would be fantastic. :D

Pete, thank you! I love rose water, too!

Ashley, tks, darling!

Anna, I like the idea of using cocoa powder, tks for the great idea!

Mallory Elise, tks!

Chocolatecup, tks for visiting!

Maya, I'm not sure, darling - I have never worked with agar... :(

Fearless Kitchen, thank you! Rose water is great, isn't it?

Susan, that sounds amazing, sweetie!

Abby, thank you!

Half Baked said...

Beautiful! Those are the prettiest marshmallows I seen and they sound delicious as well!

ChichaJo said...

These marshmallows are so pretty! Have been wanting to make my own since I saw them on DH and over here on your blog!

I am a HUGE fan of the marvelous Ms. Blanchett :)

Emily said...

Are you kidding me?! Look at these! They're gorgeous.

Pille said...

These look so beautiful, Patricia! I've made marshmallows twice before - once using eggwhites, the other times not. But that was ages ago, so I better give them another go!

The Manisssss said...

This recipe was so much easier and more simple than all of the other recipes that I have looked at! I made peppermint marshmallows with bits of candy cane in them and they turned out so beautifully! Thanks for the inspirations!!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Hi, there!
I'm so glad to hear that the marshmallows worked for you - what a wonderful idea to add candy cane to them!
Thank YOU for letting me know!

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