Lately I always seem to remember my dreams. Last night I dreamt that I was driving in a mini with Simon Cowell on the way to Aycliffe Town Centre. He dropped me off at a dog parlour only to find that they had lost my dog?! Random but not as random as the one I had the other night where Joling and I were at a bus stop which was also a bakery. We had to queue with lots of old woman to then put our chosen loaves into an oven!
Today I woke up at 11am (so bad I know) and the first thing that popped into my mind were the marshmallows I was planning to make.
This recipe was on the new Rachel Allen show ‘Rachel Allen Home Cooking’ which is on the Good Food channel (249 on sky) weeknights at 9pm.
I thoroughly enjoyed making these. It was exciting to see the mixture develop into a big cloud of fluffiness!
Source: Rachel Allen
450g caster sugar
2 x 7g sachets powdered gelatine
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp sunflower oil
2 tbsp icing sugar
A few drops of red food colouring
1. Pour the sugar and 175ml (6fl oz) cold water into a heavy-based saucepan, place on a medium–high heat and bring to a rolling boil, stirring all the time until the sugar dissolves. Reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer for about 15–20 minutes without stirring, until a sugar thermometer dipped into the mixture reads 113°C. Alternatively, check that the soft-ball stage has been reached.
Mrs Hackneys Notes:
* I have a food thermometer so managed to see when it reached the correct stage. I would definitely recommend buying one, they only cost a couple of quid. I got mine off Ebay.
* These would look really lovely packaged up in a little cello bag with a ribbon tied around.