Is there anything better than a fluffy marshmallow? Maybe one that is made with the tastiest homemade elderflower cordial! OH YES! Shop bought marshmallows are nice but often so hard on the outside, but homemade they're light and fluffy and soft! I know marshmallows are usually a winter treat but they really are the perfect thing to make during the heat, no ovens required.
25g icing sugar
6 gelatin leaves
225g caster sugar
25g liquid glucose
125g elderflower cordial
2 egg whites
2 tsp vanilla bean paste
Mix the cornflour and icing sugar in a small bowl.
Prepare a 20cm square tin by greasing with sunflower oil, lining with a double layer of cling film, re-grease and coat with a layer of cornflour and icing sugar.
Soak the gelatin leaves in cold water for 6-8 minutes until softened.
While the gelatine leaves are soaking place the sugar, glucose and 100ml water in a medium saucepan over a high heat. Bring the the boil and continue to simmer until the temperature reaches 100°C. Once it has reaches this temperature add the egg whites to a stand alone mixer fixed with a whisk attachment and whisk until stiff peaks form, at this stage the sugar should have reached 121°C, slowly pour into the egg whites while the machine is running.
Mix 50ml of the elderflower cordial with the gelatine leaves (make sure to squeeze out all the excess water) in a small saucepan and heat over a low heat until just melted. Slowly whisk it in aswell. Slowly pour in the remaining cordial along with the vanilla bean paste.
Beat for 5-6minutes until it has cooled a little. Pour into the prepared tin, flatten out and sieve over more of the cornflour/icing sugar mix to coat the top. leave to set for at least 2 hours, once set cut into 36, 3cm squares, sprinkle over the remaining cornflour and icing sugar and toss to coat. this will stop them sticking together.