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Vegetarian marshmallows

Posted by Bake Club on Friday, April 18, 2014, In : sweets 

By Frances
Found this great recipe for marshmallows on Be Miam that uses agar agar instead of gelatin! Turned out really well. The only thing I would change next time would be less sugar. I rolled mine in toasted coconut.

  • 3 egg whites
  • 250g/8,82oz sugar
  • 100ml/3,38fl.oz water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 5g/1 teaspoon agar-agar
  • Icing sugar
  • 1 point of a knife of powdered red food colouring (optional)

In a small bowl, dissolve agar-agar into 100 ml of cold water.

In a small saucepan, boil the sugar, h...


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Raspberry agar agar jelly

Posted by Bake Club on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, In : desserts 

By Frances
This superquick recipe is by Alessandra Zecchini and featured on these very pages in the March Sweet New Zealand roundup! I had never made jelly before because I don't eat gelatin but agar agar is easy to find in Asian supermarkets and works perfectly well. Watch this space for my first attempt at marshmallows using agar!

You only need:
500ml water
1 tsp agar agar powder
1 Tbs Sweet As raspberry powder
1 Tbs sweetener (I used agave syrup)
Bring to the boil in a saucepan, pour into jelly m...
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