Enjoy these coconut marshmallows for Valentine's Day!
For the recipe:
- 125 grams water
- 55 grams corn syrup
- 580 grams of sugar
- 3 egg whites
- 30 grams of powdered gelatin
- 130 grams of water
- 25 grams of coconut rum (Malibu)
- pinch of salt
- unsweetened coconut flakes
Prepare a dish by sifting a 50:50 mixture of confectionary sugar and corn starch over the bottom and sides.
Sprinkle the gelatin over water (130 grams) and set aside.
Combine the water, corn syrup, and sugar in a pot. Brush the sides of the pot with a wet pastry brush to remove any sugar. Cook until it reaches 245F (firm ball stage) on a candy thermometer.
Place the egg whites and pinch of salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and start whipping to stiff peaks.
Pour the sugar over the whipping whites once it reaches temperature.
Add the gelatin to the hot sugar pot and let it melt, then add to the whipping whites.
Once the mixture has cooled down and is warm to the touch, add the alcohol while still whipping.
Pour the marshmallow batter into your prepared dish, smooth the top and sprinkle with the confectionary sugar/cornstarch mixture.
Let that set for an hour in a cool place before cutting into desired shapes.