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#1 Old 12-10-2003, 12:33 AM
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where can I find a recipe for vegan marshmallows? can it be done? thx.
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#2 Old 12-10-2003, 01:59 AM
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I'm not sure about making them but as of recently, you can buy them
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#3 Old 12-10-2003, 07:27 AM
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check out this thread :

https://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...507#post260507



I really must try this sometime
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#4 Old 12-10-2003, 08:38 AM
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I saw a recipe for marshmallows in Martha Stewart Living, which should be able to be adapted to vegan. Let me see if I can find it... here we go. You should be able to substitute Emes vegan "gelatin."



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Homemade Marshmallows



Makes about 40

Marshmallows were originally made from the root of the marshmallow plant; today, corn syrup and sugar are the main ingredients. Homemade ones can be cut into any shape you like.



2 1/2\t\tteaspoon unflavored gelatin

1 1/2\t\tcups granulated sugar

1\t\tcup light corn syrup

1/4\t\tteaspoon salt

2\t\ttablespoons pure vanilla extract

\t\t Confectioners' sugar, for dusting



\t1. Combine gelatin and 1/2 cup cold water in the bowl of an electric mixer with whisk attachment. Let stand 30 minutes.



\t2. Combine granulated sugar, corn syrup, salt, and 1/2 cup water in a small heavy saucepan; place over low heat, and stir until sugar has dissolved. Wash down sides of pan with a wet pastry brush to dissolve sugar crystals.



\t3. Clip on a candy thermometer; raise heat to high. Cook syrup without stirring until it reaches 244° (firm-ball stage). Immediately remove pan from heat.



\t4. With mixer on low speed, slowly and carefully pour syrup into the softened gelatin. Increase speed to high; beat until mixture is very thick and white and has almost tripled in volume, about 15 minutes. Add vanilla; beat to incorporate.



\t5. Generously dust an 8-by-12-inch glass baking pan with confectioners sugar. Pour marshmallow mixture into pan. Dust top with confectioners sugar; wet your hands, and pat it to smooth. Dust with confectioners sugar; let stand overnight, uncovered, to dry out. Turn out onto a board; cut marshmallows with a dry hot knife into 1 1/2-inch squares, and dust with more confectioners' sugar.



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In my experience, these recipes are too difficult to bother with. Just give up marshmallows.
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#6 Old 12-10-2003, 09:08 AM
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It doesn't sound any more difficult than fudge or peanut brittle.
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#7 Old 12-10-2003, 09:47 AM
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Ive made marshamallows before.. it isnt that hard...
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#8 Old 12-10-2003, 08:19 PM
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ok, thanks for the replies. I've given up on making them and decided to just buy them. I've had a few on the market, but none of them are any good. does anyone know of an on-line supplier that tastes good?

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One point to note is that the vegetarian alternatives to geletin tend to be less dense, and thus softer. For most purposes, this is not an issue, but in marshmallows the cohesion is important in foam stabilisation.



The upshot of this is that you may need to use more gelling agent, and less water than you might initially think. It will take some experimenting to get right. It is quite possible that it won't work with some of the alternatives, but will with others.



I looked into marshmallows, and came to the conclusion that I'd rather have chocloate coated marzipans instead
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Thanks for the recipe!

Has anyone made this already?

I can't get vegan marshmallows anywhere here, making them might be my last hope
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I haven't tried making the recipe borealis posted, but I did try one out of Vegetarian Times magazine a while ago that used agar-agar. It did NOT work, so stick to the recipes that call for the "gel." The agar-agar version never whipped or firmed up. Kids were disappointed. After that experience, I’m not eager to try again anytime soon. Oh well. Live and learn…
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#12 Old 12-13-2003, 10:54 PM
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www.pangeaveg.com

www.veganessentials.com



They sell VEGAN marshmallows!



Hope that helps!
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However, if you want them from Pangea, it's going to be about another month with all the back orders. I'm waiting. Impatiently.
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I saw a recipe for marshmallows in Martha Stewart Living, which should be able to be adapted to vegan. Let me see if I can find it... here we go. You should be able to substitute Emes vegan "gelatin."



\t

Homemade Marshmallows



Makes about 40

Marshmallows were originally made from the root of the marshmallow plant; today, corn syrup and sugar are the main ingredients. Homemade ones can be cut into any shape you like.



2 1/2\t\tteaspoon unflavored gelatin

1 1/2\t\tcups granulated sugar

1\t\tcup light corn syrup

1/4\t\tteaspoon salt

2\t\ttablespoons pure vanilla extract

\t\t Confectioners' sugar, for dusting



\t1. Combine gelatin and 1/2 cup cold water in the bowl of an electric mixer with whisk attachment. Let stand 30 minutes.



\t2. Combine granulated sugar, corn syrup, salt, and 1/2 cup water in a small heavy saucepan; place over low heat, and stir until sugar has dissolved. Wash down sides of pan with a wet pastry brush to dissolve sugar crystals.



\t3. Clip on a candy thermometer; raise heat to high. Cook syrup without stirring until it reaches 244° (firm-ball stage). Immediately remove pan from heat.



\t4. With mixer on low speed, slowly and carefully pour syrup into the softened gelatin. Increase speed to high; beat until mixture is very thick and white and has almost tripled in volume, about 15 minutes. Add vanilla; beat to incorporate.



\t5. Generously dust an 8-by-12-inch glass baking pan with confectioners sugar. Pour marshmallow mixture into pan. Dust top with confectioners sugar; wet your hands, and pat it to smooth. Dust with confectioners sugar; let stand overnight, uncovered, to dry out. Turn out onto a board; cut marshmallows with a dry hot knife into 1 1/2-inch squares, and dust with more confectioners' sugar.



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can i use agar as a vegan gelatin?

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can i use agar as a vegan gelatin?

 

It doesn't work in homemade marshmallows, for a reason I don't understand.


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It doesn't work in homemade marshmallows, for a reason I don't understand.

Then what to use?

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Wont marshmallow root flour work, or is that not really conductive to making the iconic cylindrical "marshmellows"?

 

(Marshmallow is a medicinal plant {Althaea officinalis} and marshmallow sweets were originally a medicine for upset stomach and peptic ulcers.. it just tasted too good and became candy and somewhere along the line the marshmallow plant stopped being used and gelatin and petroleum byproducts got included in its place. Marshmallows began as veg*n food.)

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