Merlot Marshmallows (For S’mores of Course).
Last year I fell in love with Homemade Marshmallow’s. If you were a neighbor at USAWC, you know I could not stop making them. In order to not eat them…I SHARED THEM!
Before I get started with my personal recipe, I must give a shout out to The Pike Place Kitchen, This is a lovely blog with tons of beautiful food. Be sure to head over and check out their “EVEN FANCIER” version of Red Wine Marshmallows + Dark Chocolate Wine Ganache. Might I add they have a beautiful sparkling finish.
All Right! Let’s get started with my Merlot Marshmallows (for S’mores of Course). You won’t believe how easy these are to make.
SPARKLE! SPARKLE! XX-gwyn
Merlot Marshmallows, For S’mores of Course
Graham Crackers and Chocolate Squares for the S’Mores…YAY!
Prepare an 9×9 inch pan with a light coat of cooking spray and sprinkle powdered sugar into the pan. Give it a couple of taps over the sink to coat the pan.
Pour the Merlot (or any wine you choose) and 4 tablespoons of powdered sugar into a medium saucepan. Bring it to a simmer stirring constantly until the mixture reduces to just about 1/4 cup. The mixture will thicken a bit. Carefully pour the reduced Merlot into a measuring cup and let it cool completely.
Combine the gelatin and 1/2 cup of cold water in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and allow it to bloom for at least 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine the sugar, corn syrup, salt, and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Raise the heat to high and cook until the syrup reaches 240 degrees on a candy thermometer. Remove the mixture from the heat immediately.
With the mixer on low speed, slowly pour the sugar syrup into the dissolved gelatin. Put the mixer on high speed and whip until the mixture is very thick, about 15 minutes. Add in the vanilla and mix thoroughly.
Using a rubber spatula, turn the marshmallow mixture into the pan.
Swizzle the reduced merlot across the top and use a knife to swirl it into the mixture. Smooth out the top, and dust with more confectioners’ sugar.
Place the marshmallows in a dry area uncovered for at least 12 hours or overnight until the marshmallows dry and set.
Cut the marshmallows into squares and carefully remove them from the pan. Dust them with more confectioners’ sugar.
Now, invite a few friends over and get a gorgeous fire going. Even if you are using your stovetop, place this fancy marshmallow on a stick, brown it, and place it between two graham crackers with a piece of favorite chocolate!
Merlot Marshmallows (for S’mores of course!) DELICIOUS!
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