A couple months ago we went to a fondue restaurant with some friends for a birthday. It was my first ever fondue experience and I was really excited. I had been wanting to see what all this fondue hype was all about.
Talk about a long dinner. What I want to know is how is a person suppose to ever get full with three small skewers that take FOREVER to cook?! Towards the end we all got so hungry and tired of waiting for our meal to cook one skewer at a time that we threw all the vegetables and meat in the pot and just fished it out with aforementioned skewers. (The staff did not appreciate our ingenuity.)
After all was said and done we spent roughly $70 after tip for the both of us with no alcoholic beverages. Talk about cause for indigestion! I mean if I had a steak dinner that’s one thing but mostly raw vegetables and a handful of cubed meat? I was in shock.
The one redeeming part of the night was their dessert with homemade marshmallows. As I ate every last one of them I knew I would never come back to the restaurant but I also knew that my life could not go on without these marshmallows. So that night I said farewell forever to fondue and welcomed homemade marshmallows into my inner circle of yummies. And now I share my little yummies with you.
- 2/3 c. Water
- 2pkg. Unflavored Gelatin (2-1/4 oz. pkgs.)
- 1/2 c Corn Syrup
- 3/4 c. Sugar
- 3/4 c. Powdered Sugar
For Dusting mix together:
- 3/4 c. Powdered Sugar
- 1/2 c Corn Starch
In a mixer bowl combine water and gelatin packages. In medium saucepan, combine corn syrup, sugar and powdered sugar.
Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray and dust with the powdered sugar/corn starch mixture. Set aside.
Once sugar has dissolved in the saucepan, carefully pour mixture into the mixing bowl and mix with the gelatin mixture. Start on a low setting and as the syrup thickens (about a minute) kick up the speed to high. (I was on 8)
Mix on the higher speed about 15-20 minutes. The mixture will be lukewarm and should look fluffy and thick like the picture above.
Spread evenly with a spatula into prepared pan
Dust to coat the top with a little of the powdered sugar/ corn starch mixture and let set on counter for about 3-4 hours (or overnight)
Turn out onto a cutting board and slice into squares or you can use a cookie cutter to stamp out shapes. If using a knife try not to drag the knife through the marshmallow in a sawing motion as this causes a gooey mess. Just push the knife straight down and then lift straight up, occasionally cleaning knife off with a clean wet dish towel. Dust pieces in the remaining powdered sugar/ corn starch mixture to prevent sticking.
Store in an airtight container