Marshmallow are so much easier to make than we can believe ! I wanted a fruity taste so I added some raspberries and the sweetness goes really well with dark chocolate.
- 40 g egg white (1 large egg white)
- 150g caster sugar
- 150g demerara sugar
- 120g raspberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 packet of gelatine (12g)
- 70g water
- icing sugar or starch (I used wheat starch)
- + tempered dark chocolate
- Crush the raspberries and put half of them in a saucepan on medium heat, when the purée starts to boil, remove from the heat and add the packet of gelatine and mix well. Add then the rest of raspberries
- Put the sugars and water in a saucepan and make a syrup which reach 121°C, when the temperature is reached, remove from the heat and add the raspberry/gelatine mix
- Whip the egg white adding the syrup as soon as the egg white starts to foam. Don’t stop whipping until the mix is dense and firm
- Put a thin layer of icing sugar or starch in a dish, pour the marshmallow mix and put in the fridge to let it set
- If you want to put marsmallow inside chocolats, you need to put the marshmallow in a piping bag and fill the mould which would have been already filled with a thin layer of tempered chocolate. Make sure that your marsmallow is not to hot otherwise it will make your chocolate melt (I won’t explain how to temper chocolate because this is not the aim of this article) Cover the mould with tempered chocolate and demould the chocolates when they are set
- When the marshmallow is set, cut it in small cubes and add some icing sugar or starch to avoid the pieces to stick together
The marshmallows are not too sweet and the texture is really light ! They are really good as they are, but the dark chocolate really add something, we get a crispy layer covering a little sweet and fruity cloud, the result is really lovely.
Bon appétit !
It makes me want to try a lot of different combos, I’d like to try a passionfruit marsmallow with milk chocolate ! Anyway, these chocolates and marshmallows pleased everyone and they are really easy to make.