2 envelopes (17g) powdered gelatin or 17g sheet gelatin (8 to 10 sheets)
1/2 cup (125ml) + 1/3 cup (80ml) cold water
1 cup (200g) sugar
1/3 cup (100g) light corn syrup
4 large egg whites (1/2 cup, 110g), at room temperature
pinch of salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Powdered Sugar Mix
One part powdered sugar, one part corn starch (or potato starch) (about 1 cup, 140g, each)
In a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the 1/2 cup (125ml) of cold water to dissolve and soften. If using leaf gelatin, soak the leaves in about 2 cups (500ml) cold water.
In a small saucepan fitted with a candy thermometer, mix the sugar and corn syrup with 1/3 cup (80ml) of water. Place the saucepan over medium-high heat.
(*This saucepan will be used twice: to make the syrup and melt the gelatin so you don’t need to wash it in between these steps.)
In the bowl of an electric mixer on low speed, slowly add in the egg whites until they are frothy; add the pinch of salt.
As soon as the syrup reaches about 210ºF (99ºC), raise the mixer speed to high and beat the whites until they are thick and fluffy.
When the syrup reaches 245ºF (118ºC), carefully and slowly pour the hot syrup into the whites. Try not to get the syrup on the whisk to avoid it splattering sticking to the sides of the bowl.
Scrape the gelatin and water into the pan that you used for the syrup, or put the gelatin sheets and 2 tablespoons of the water into the pan and swirl it to dissolve. (The pan should still be hot since you just made the syrup in it)
Pour the liquified gelatin slowly into the whites as they are whipping. Add the vanilla extract. Whip for about 5 minutes or until the outside of the bowl feels completely cool when you touch it.
With a sifter, dust a generous portion of the powdered sugar mix over a baking sheet evenly and completely. There should be no spots left bare.
With a spatula, spread the marshmallows in an even layer on the pan. Let this dry for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, uncovered.
After it has dried, add about 1 cup (140g) of the powdered sugar mix into a large bowl.
Sift over the top of the marshmallows with some of the powdered sugar mix.
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