Today KidMag has decided to post another microwave recipe. This one is very fun to make and is awesome because there is no gelatin in it! Most marshmallow recipes have gelatin in them and require an oven. However, KidMag has created one that requires no oven and no gelatin. It’s delicious and you can make it in two flavours: honey, or just plain. We recommend honey!
This recipe is quite a bit more complicated than any other recipes on KidMag. It requires an adult’s help for some parts, but the result is definitely worth the hard work. It’s similar to making meringues, so it does require a lot of mixing and whipping. You will need some supplies that have never been used in other recipes, but they are pretty common household items and most houses should have them on hand. And although it’s more challenging to make than some of KidMag’s other recipes, it’s still pretty easy!
To start, gather all of these items:
1. A stand mixer
2. A medium-sized mixing bowl
3. A normal bowl (for cracking eggs in)
4. A whisk
5. About three microwavable plates (you may need more or less)
6. Parchment paper
7. Measuring tools
8. A pot or a double boiler (either will work!)
9. A ziplock bag
10. A rubber band
12. Two eggs
13. ½ cup of honey or white sugar
14. ½ a teaspoon of vanilla extract
15. A pinch of salt
16. A responsible adult’s permission, supervision and occasional assistance
- To start making your marshmallows, place the bowl from the stand mixer in the freezer. (The one that comes with the stand mixer, not the medium-sized mixing bowl) If you don’t have room in your freezer, then the fridge works as well, however, it does take longer to get cold.
- Crack two eggs into a bowl. With the help of a parent, remove the yolks with a water bottle or a spoon. It is important that you remove all of the yolks!
- Pour the egg whites into the medium-sized mixing bowl.
- Measure out ½ of a cup of honey or sugar. Then, pour it into the bowl with the egg whites.
- Now measure out ½ a teaspoon of vanilla extract and add it to the bowl.
- Now, add a pinch of salt.
- With the help of an adult, boil about three inches of water. Once the water is boiling, set the stove to a low setting. You can also use a double boiler if you have one!
- Place the medium-sized bowl with all of your ingredients in it into the pot with the boiling water. Have an adult supervise you while you whisk the ingredients for three minutes. You can also ask an adult to do this for you.
It should look like this when you are done:
- Place a piece of parchment paper over a plate and set aside. You will need this later!
- Take the cold bowl from the stand mixer out from the freezer or fridge. Pour the batter into the cold bowl.
- Attach the bowl back onto the stand mixer and whip it at about the sixth setting on the stand mixer. Every mixer is different, so it may not be the sixth setting on yours.
Mix it until it looks light and fluffy, like this:
- Pour the batter into a medium-sized Ziploc freezer bag.
- When you are done, twist the top of the bag, so that it is in the shape of a piping bag, like you would use if you were icing a cake. Tie it with a rubber band or hair elastic.
- Carefully, trim the corner of the bag. Some batter may leak out, so be careful!
- Grab the plate that has parchment paper over it that you did a while ago. Use the piping bag that you have created to pipe a marshmallow shape. You can get creative and try piping other shapes like swirls or hearts if you would like to! You may need to do several plates in order to use all of the batter.
- Place the plate in the microwave and microwave for about two minutes and fifteen seconds. If it starts to get brown in the microwave before the time is up, stop the microwave and take your plate out. Don’t worry if your marshmallow has browned, it will just taste like it has been toasted in a campfire.
- When they are done, let them cool for about an hour. They may be a bit sticky, so you may want to put them in the freezer overnight, however, this is totally optional.
Now you have the perfect treat to go with s’mores and graham crackers at summer campfires!
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