( MAKES 25 pieces approx )
Photo by Vanessa Lewis
All I can say is, oh my goodness, this stuff is divine. It may seem like a bit of a fiddle needing a sugar thermometer and a stand mixer but seriously, give it a go and you will be rewarded. If you want to make this outside of passionfruit season try a store-bought pulp; I use the Fresh As freeze-dried passionfruit powder.
|5 sheets||Gelatine, gold grade|
|2 cups||Caster sugar|
|1 Tbsp||Freeze dried fruit powder, passionfruit|
|½ cup||Passionfruit pulp, fresh|
For the coating
- Grease and fully line a 20x20cm baking tin with baking paper.
- Place the gelatin in a dish of cold water to soften; this should take about 5 minutes.
- Add the sugar and water to a saucepan, place over a medium heat and stir to dissolve the sugar.
- Bring to the boil and let it continue for 10-15 minutes or until the temperature reaches 118C on a sugar thermometer.
- While making the sugar syrup, using a stand mixer, place the egg whites into the bowl and whisk till stiff peaks form.
- Take the sugar syrup from the heat, remove the gelatin leaves from the water, squeeze out all excess water and place them in the syrup. Stir the gelatin through until dissolved.
- With the mixer running at a slow speed, add the gelatin syrup mixture in a thin steady stream to the egg whites. The mixture should be thick and glossy. Add the fresh dried passionfruit powder.
- Continue to beat the marshmallow for another 10 minutes till thick and fluffy
- Pour the marshmallow into the prepared tray, dollop spoonfuls of the passionfruit pulp over the top of the marshmallow, take a knife or skewer and swirl the pulp through the mixture.
- Set aside to set for at least 6 hours.
- To finish the marshmallow, mix together the coating ingredients: cornflour, icing sugar and fresh freeze dried passionfruit powder.
- Cut the marshmallow into squares and roll in the coating. Store in an airtight container with baking paper between the layers in a cool place.
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