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Anyone attempted Elizabeth Falkner's Vegetarian Marshmallows?

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Anyone attempted Elizabeth Falkner's Vegetarian Marshmallows?

ThreeBowls | | Dec 2, 2008 10:47 AM

In Elizabeth Falkner's Demolition Desserts, she has a variation for her marshmallow recipe that uses xantham gum instead of gelatin. I made my first batch last night and it came out more fluff-like than solid. I am not sure if this is just the limitation of this ingredient or other user error.

It seems like most of the online chatter around vegetarian 'mallows are for recipes and methods that use agar-agar, so I am not sure where to start with troubleshooting. I am okay with the idea these might not be quite the same as regular marshmallows, but just not sure how far I should expect to get, and what other elements are under my control.

If anyone has also given it a shot and has any tips, I'd appreciate it. I am trying to make them as a bday gift for someone in early December, although there is a good chance I will now swap this with her Xmas gift since I get the feeling there are a lot of failed batches in my future...

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