Our Thursday posts working up to Christmas are going to be filled with delicious Xmas treats, and this week we share with you another Nevie-Pie Cakes recipe! This time Gingerbread Marshmallows (*licks lips!) I like gingerbread and i LOVE marshmallows, so this is a winner recipe for me! Haha!
Over to Natasha, the caking baking genius at Nevie-Pie to tell us how to make them…
For some unknown reason I have become obsessed with making marshmallows this year. Maybe it’s because they are relatively easy to make, but people think you’re amazing when you hand them a bag of the good stuff. Or it could be because they are sooo different to commercial marshmallows. But I think the real reason is that melted on top of a mug of steaming hot chocolate they dissolve into the nearest thing to ambrosia you can find!
So I thought I would share my gingerbread hot chocolate recipe with you, there is still plenty of time to whip up a batch in time for Christmas. This is based in a Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall recipe from his book The River Cottage Family Cookbook. It is the best one I have tried, as it doesn’t contain any corn syrup (which is really hard to get hold off in the UK).
I did try a non-egg white recipe using a mixture of glucose and golden syrup, but it turn into nougat, which while delicious was not marshmallow! So I have added some fragrant Christmassy spices to turn a lovely treat into a delicious seasonal necessity!
400g granulated sugar
100g Demerara sugar
2 egg whites (I used the Two Chicks egg whites, because it is pasteurised and you don’t need to bother with separating the eggs)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons fresh ginger finely grated
2 tablespoons of cornflour
2 tablespoons of icing sugar
I really can’t get enough of these marshmallows melted onto hot chocolate, and I fear that I may be heading towards a diabetic coma, due to my over-consumption!
I packaged the marshmallow up with some chocolate spoons (see here for the ‘recipe’) and some chocolate pepper cookies. I would be delighted to find these in my stocking this Christmas..so I may have to add some myself into my own!
Enjoy! Happy Christmas!