I wanted to make homemade fudge the other day, but I wanted to make it without the industrial food, Marshmallow Fluff that you buy in jars at the store.
I did a little research online and found out that Marshmallow Fluff is made from powdered egg whites, corn syrup, and fake vanilla (vanillin). These are just cheap versions of real foods.
I knew I could replace powdered egg whites with real egg whites and vanillin with vanilla. I just didn’t know if it was possible to sub out a natural sweetener like honey or maple syrup for the corn syrup.
I gave it a go and it was surprisingly easy. What results is exactly like the Marshmallow Fluff you find in the store.
How to Make Marshmallow Fluff Without Corn Syrup
Makes about 8 ounces
Egg white, from a pastured chicken (1)
Honey, raw, or real maple syrup, grade B, or a combination (5 ounces) — where to buy sweeteners
Sea salt (pinch) — where to buy sea salt
Vanilla extract, homemade or organic (1 tsp) — how to make homemade vanilla extract
1. In a large bowl, combine egg whites, honey or maple syrup and sea salt.
2. Mix with mixer or with KitchenAid (whisk attachment) on high speed until it is thick and has the consistency of Marshmallow Fluff (about 7-10 minutes)
3. Add vanilla extract and mix until blended.
4. Use immediately — or can be stored in the fridge, or frozen.
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