Marshmallow

Marshmallow - – Honey-based candy flavored and thickened...

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What is a Marshmallow? According to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, a marshmallow is: 1: a pink-flowered European perennial herb ( Althaea officinalis ) of the mallow family that is naturalized in the eastern U.S. and has a mucilaginous root sometimes used in confectionery and in medicine; 2: a confection made from the root of the marshmallow or from corn syrup, sugar, albumen, and gelatin beaten to a light spongy consistency Origin of the Marshmallow They've been around in the form we know them since the mid-1800s Original dates back to ancient Egypt
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Unformatted text preview: – Honey-based candy flavored and thickened with sap from the root of the Marshmallow plant – Marshmallow plant grows in salt marshes and on the banks of large bodies of water • Around mid-1800s Marshmallow sap was no longer used and was replaced with gelatin Composition Sugar 40-48% Glucose 0-25% Water 24-30% Gelatin 2-3% Flavors Minimum Colors Minimum All Ingredients • 3 Tbs gelatin • 1/2 cup water • 2 cups sugar • 2/3 cup corn syrup • 1/4 cup water • 1/4 tsp salt • 1 Tbs vanilla extract • Powdered sugar...
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