Friday, June 15, 2012

Black Lava Salted Ginger Marshmallows



I love salt. All different salts. And I've been trying to figure out what to do with a pouch of black lava salt from Hawaii that someone gave me. I decided to salt some marshmallows.

butter
powdered sugar
1 C cold water, divided
3, 1/4-ounce envelopes unflavored gelatin
2 C organic raw sugar
2/3 C ginger syrup
1/2 t ground ginger
1 t ground ginger
black lava salt for garnish

Prepare a 9×13 inch pan by buttering it and dusting it with powdered sugar .

Place 1/2 C of water in a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over water and allow to soften, 5 minutes.

Place remaining water, sugar, syrup, and ground ginger into a large saucepan. Melt all of the ingredients together, without stirring, and bring to a boil. Boil until the syrup reaches 240 F on a candy thermometer.

With the mixer on low speed, slowly pour hot syrup down the side of the bowl, being sure to avoid the whisk as it will splatter the syrup and could possibly burn you. Once all of the syrup is incorporated gradually increase mixer speed and whip on high until the mixuture turns white and become very thick and stiff. Spread the marshmallow into the prepared pan and with wet hands, smooth the top.

Sprinkle with black lava salt and allow to set at room temperature for at least 4 hours or overnight, if possible

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