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Herb Club today was so much fun, we made marshmallows using marshmallow root. Its so amazing how awesome they taste. After making them I realized how much you could do with this recipe, how many variations you could try. Here is the recipe, have fun!! 

Ingredients

1.5 cups water

1 cup honey

1 package of organic gelatin 

2 T marshmallow root 

 

Directions

  1. Decoct marshmallow root for five minutes.
  2. Strain marshmallow root decoction.
  3. Take 1/2 of the decoction and mix with the hydrated gelatin sheets in a bowl, whisk until mixed.
  4. Take the other 1/2 of the decoction combine in a saucepan with the honey and heat until it reaches 220 degrees (use a candy thermometer to measure this, it will boil, it will be very hot.)
  5. Slowly pour the honey/decoction mixture into the decoction/gelatin mixture and whisk to combine. 
  6. Now you will blend it. Take a mixmaster or an immersion blender with a whisk attachment and mix and mix and mix. It takes about 5 – 8 minutes for this part. Once the peaks form you are mixed. 
  7. Pour this marshmallow cream into a pan, lined in greased parchment paper. Set in a cool place to set. Setting time takes 2 – 7 hours depending. 
  8. Once set cut into squares with a sharp knife dipped in water. 

Options: You could add elderberry or hibiscus flower with the marshmallow root to colour the marshmallows. You could line the parchment paper with a topping such as coconut or lavender sugar and then sprinkle this on top as well. The ideas were pouring out at herb club today. I can hardly wait for bonfire season to begin. 

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