Hello everyone. For a few days now i have been researching marshmallow recipes. It seems like the question of marshmallows that use agar instead of gelatin has come up a bunch of times in a number of threads, but I have yet to see a recipe that seems to definitively work.
So is there a recipe for marshmallows that uses agar that's been well tested and DEFINITELY works, and (obviously) tastes good. It would be awesome if it didn't use corn syrup either. I don't care if it has eggs in the recipe or not.
The reason I ask is because I have not been able to find gelatin sold anywhere near me and I'd like to make marshmallows today or tomorrow. Also gelatin sorta freaks me out. I do however, have a whole bunch of agar agar powder.
As far as I understand, agar doesn't have protein in it, and this somehow makes agar marshmallows fail. Eggs have protein in them, so can't I just use agar instead of gelatin in a recipe that uses egg whites?
Oh yes, lastly I'll mention that the marshmallows will be used in rice crispy treats, so maybe it doesn't matter if they hold shape?