Whenever I take these to a celebration or offer them at our celebrations, people usually look at me as “Am I really allowed to eat them?” So I thought it prudent to begin with a very brief version of my sugar story………
Over 4 years ago I quit sugar for 6 months. The only sweetness we ate was pretty much apples, berries and maple syrup. I lost weight (not that I was doing it for that reason) and to be honest I felt rather wired most of the time. It was early on in my whole foods journey andI was very focused on only feeding my family real wholesome food. Since then I have continued to experiment with SO many different ways of eating, done loads of reading and research and arrived at a beautiful place I called……Intuitive Eating.
Do you want to know more about my whole foods journey? I’ve had quite a number of people email me wanting to know more, so I shall try to post some more on the topic. If you have a particular question – send me an email and let me know so I can cover it.
We now eat sugar along with a diet rich in nutrient dense foods such as bone broths, liver, grass fed meats, fermented foods , wild seafood and lots of organic local seasonal produce. I share this, as if you are worried about the sugar, remember life is about balance. PLUS sometimes things are good for your Soul and when you feel guilty all the positive benefits you may have received from a food, has been lost.
So are you ready for the recipe for these seriously delicious marshmallows??
These are my “go-to” for birthday celebrations and camping adventures. Made with real food ingredients and a beautiful balance of sugar & protein = happy children & mamas. They are a REAL FOOD sweet treat.
3 tablespoons bovine gelatin
1/2 cup of water – to mix with gelatin
2 cups of white cane sugar (I also use organic cane sugar I process in the themomix to make extra fine, easier to dissolve)
1/2 cup of water – to dissolve with sugar
IN a saucepan, place sugar and 1/2 cup of water
SIMMER over low heat until sugar has dissolved (this is a sugar syrup)
TURN off heat
PLACE bovine gelatin and 1/2 cup of water in an electric mixer/ kitchen aid and mix together with a spoon (it will look a little like applesauce), allow to sit for no more than one minute
TURN on mixer and mix until the mixture turns creamy white
POUR 1/4 of the sugar syrup into bovine gelatin & water (in mixer/ kitchen aid)
TURN on mixer and mix until the gelatin melts for about 2 minutes
ADD the rest of the sugar syrup slowly
CONTINUE to mix until the marshmallow becomes light and airy. I find this takes about 8-10 minutes
POUR onto a baking tray lined with baking paper (alternatively oil tray with a little coconut oil) and allow to set on the bench top for about 4 hours.
ONCE marshmallows are set, rub the top with icing sugar, cut into pieces, then as you separate them, toss them in more icing sugar to prevent them from sticking.
:: Store marshmallows in a glass jar on the bench top. Do not place marshmallow in fridge, they do not like moisture.
:: If a little soggy, you may have added too much water. Try leaving them out on the bench exposed to the air (or leave the lid of the jar open) and they should firm up.
If you make them, I’d love to hear how you enjoyed them. Send me an email or tag #mindfulmamalove in instagram.