Sunday, December 27, 2009


Mom likes her sugar aerated, seemingly, as she says this and the seafoam are her favorite candies. I like the marshmallow quite a bit too; I was apprehensive of it for a few years because of a few very minty batches. But now I'm quite converted. You can, I am told, flavor the marshmallow however. I think I like Mom's 1 t vanilla just fine. Interestingly, this recipe is taken from a lemon bar cookie recipe in the M-m-m-m More Cookies book.

1/2 c water
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
2 c sugar
1/2 c water
1 t vanilla

Combine 1/2 c water and gelatin in a large mixer bowl; set aside. In medium saucepan, combine sugar and 1/2 c water; bring to boil. Boil 2 minutes. Pour over gelatin; stir until gelatin is dissolved. Cool 5 minutes in refrigerator. Beat about 10 minutes at highest speed or until very thick. Add flavoring, beat well. Pour out in a 9 by 13 pan dusted lightly with sifted corn starch, spread it out evenly; refrigerate to set. After it has set, dust another layer of corn starch on the top. To loosen, run a knife around the edge. Cut with a sharp knife; don't be tempted to wet the knife. As you pull the squares out one at a time from the pan, coat the edges with starch from the bottom of the pan and the top of the confection-- you want to use up all the excess.

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