Marshmallows have always been one of my favourite sweets, and bring back lovely memories of when I was younger, toasting them over the BBQ during the summer holidays.
This recipe is really simple and quick to put together, and once you’ve tried it, you won’t be going back to store bought marshmallows! Homemade marshmallows are a really lovely sweet to serve at a party and also make a lovely gift, packaged up with some brown paper and ribbon.
You can have lots of fun with different toppings, I used dark chocolate, crushed pistachios and coconut flakes, but you could use white chocolate, sprinkles and anything else you fancy!
Boutique Bake Top Tip: If you have marshmallows left over from your batch, they're really delicious chopped up and stirred through one of our Boutique Bake brownie mixes!
At this temperature the sugar has reached ‘soft-ball stage’, if you do not have a sugar thermometer, here is how to check:
Using a spoon carefully take a small drop of sugar syrup and drop into a cup of cold water. The syrup should form a soft, sticky ball that can be flattened when removed from the water. Now you know its ready!