Fruit marshmallow (zephyr) is a popular delicacy known to mankind for a very long time. In ancient Greece, it was believed that his recipe was presented to people by the god of the western wind Zephyr, and the dessert was named after him. True, in those gray times it was prepared by mixing bee honey and plant marsh mallow, which acted as a thickener.
Everything is easier today. All you need is sugar and gelatin. And also – a little fruit, if you want an unusual taste. Coconut flakes, grated chocolate, chopped nuts are suitable for decoration.
The airy delicacy prepared according to the recipe below will have a delicate raspberry hue and the alluring aroma of a delicious summer berry. And the process of its preparation will take you no more than half an hour. A delicious, natural marshmallow is being prepared from a minimum amount of the simplest ingredients.
Choose a dry and cool place to store homemade marshmallows.
To prevent marshmallows from sticking together, roll them in powdered sugar.
If you replace about ¼ of the sugar with molasses, the life of homemade marshmallows will last about a week. And the middle of even a dried dessert will be soft and airy.
The key to the perfect marshmallow shape is long and continuous whipping. In this matter, it is strictly forbidden to go on about your own laziness. The required time for whipping the ingredients at each stage is absolutely not in vain.
You can give marshmallows a bright and interesting color using ordinary food coloring.
To form a thin crust on the marshmallow, it must be dried at room temperature for a day.