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

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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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