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  • Makes 12 small pieces
  • 10 mins cook



I decided to see how hard it is to make your own marshmallows, the way Nana used to.



  • 1 1/2 cups caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 4 tsp gelatine
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence


  1. Put the sugar and the water in a bowl and use the electric mixer for about 5 minutes to mix together well.
  2. Dissolve the gelatine in hot water and keep it at this temperature. Pour it into the sugar mixture while you are beating.
  3. Beat until thick and white, like egg whites, then add the vanilla.
  4. Pour into a greased sponge tin and leave to set at room temperature until it is firm.
  5. Cut into squares with a warmed knife and coat with coconut, finely grated.

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