Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Easter Practice... Marshmallow Bunnies..

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Ive been practicing making goodies as Easter is quickly sneaking up on us.

Recently I've purchased some Mummy and Baby Bunny molds from Robins Kitchen.. I eagerly took them into my kitchen and began making some marshmallow - of which I've never made before.. Check it out..

Marshmallow


Ingredients


150g of Castor sugar
60mL of Cold water
150mL of Hot water
3 Teaspoons of Gelatin powder
10mL of vanilla essence or any other flavouring e.g strawberry, lemon ETC.
Food colouring (optional)

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Mix your castor sugar and cold water into a large bowl. Beat on high for 5 minutes. I found this a bit pointless as all it does is dissolve the sugar and give you a sore arm.. So perhaps dissolve it in warm water and then let cool.

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In a separate small bowl, mix the hot water and gelatin. Pour into the large bowl with the cold water and sugar.. Beat on high for 10 minutes until light, glossy and will hold a figure 8.

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After 2 mins

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After 10 mins


Grease with oil and dust your molds with icing sugar.

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Oily paper towel

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Done & dusted

For your bunnie's features, take aside a small amount of the marshmallow mixture and add a drop of colouring. Once Mixed brush on the inside of your molds for eyes, nose ETC.

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Pour in the rest of the batter gently, ensuring that there are no air pockets.

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Refrigerate until set.

I had a little extra so I filled my baby bunny molds too

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Gently run a knife around the inside of the mold and turn out on a serving plate.

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Mummy Bunny with her Chicky friend.

After easing them out of their molds, they seemed really sticky.. I had already oiled and dusted the molds with icing sugar before pouring the marshmallow batter in but its almost like they had absorbed the sugar?

Does anyone have any advice to prevent this? Thanks X BB

12 comments:

  1. I have never made marshmallow. But I say yours came out wonderful. If I didn't know it was marshmallow I would have thought it was white chocolate.I think they came out great!

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  2. These are so cute! Marshmallow's are on my list of things to make but I never thought to mold them for a holiday. It's like the original Peep! Great work :)

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  3. i have never made marshmallow as well! well done on your first go!

    looks very very cute

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  4. Wow you made those? That's brilliant! :O

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  5. I want to bite its face!!!!

    Katie xox

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  6. @Baking Momma- Thank you so much :).. it didn't come out exactly the way I had wanted it too, but it still was definitely tasty :)

    @Beth- Haha Thanks, I wish I had invented it, but here in Aus they are quite popular :D

    @Ann- Thanks Ann :)

    @NQN- Thanks :)

    @Katiecakes- Haha, that's exactly what I did after I took a couple of snaps of it :D

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  7. cool idea!! i've been meaning to make just regular homemade marshmallows for awhile now... maybe i will next time i actually get a chance to bake for myself

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  8. Those are too cute! I'm amazed your arm didn't fall off, doing that with a handheld mixer! Wow. Marshmallow coating needs more starch added to it. 1 part starch and 3 parts icing or confectioner's sugar. ;)

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  9. Wow, Thanks for your advice. I was thinking about giving it another go today or tomorrow.

    Hopefully it turns out!

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  10. Hi! Love your bunnies! Too late for Easter - but for marshmallow stickiness especially in humid climates try using potato starch mixed with icing sugar. I saw a long long long discussion about marshmallows on egullet.

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  11. I remember this bunny mold when I was a kid. Where did you get it from?

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  12. spray the inside with oil lightly no icing sugar just the oil and sprinkle with the coconut when they come out of the moulds

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