I love adding my own twist to basic recipes. So when I found Barefoot Contessa‘s simple marshmallow recipe I used it as a base and created my own version of earl grey flavored marshmallows. If you stick to the core ingredients and only add flavor to the water (without thickening it) you can make whatever flavor marshmallows you wish. Mine came out perfectly! I’ve been eating these with my morning coffee and probably gained 10lbs…so worth it.
EARL GREY MARSHMALLOWS
3 packages unflavored gelatin
1 cup of cold concentrated earl grey tea (about 10 tea bags)
1 tablespoon finely grounded early grey tea leaves
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
1. Combine the gelatin and 1/2 concentrated cup of cold tea in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and allow to sit while you make the syrup.
2. Combine in a small pot the sugar, corn syrup, salt, and the other 1/2 cup concentrated cold tea in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
3. Raise the heat to high and cook until the syrup reaches 240 degrees F on a candy thermometer.
4. With the mixer on low speed, slowly pour the hot sugar syrup into the dissolved gelatin.
5. Slowly pour in the vanilla and the finely grounded loose tea leaves.
6. Put the mixer on high speed and whip until the mixture is very thick, about 15 minutes.
7. Pour the fluff into a 8″ x 12″ a nonmetal pan completely covered with powder sugar. Cover the top with powder sugar as well.
8. Let it sit out uncovered for 24-48 hours (depending on the humidity).
9. Cut with a sharp knife, keep adding powder sugar if cubes starts to stick. And they are now ready to eat! Enjoy!