This taste will definitely impress your loved ones.
For the marshmallow base:
- 125 g quince puree | 4.40 oz
- 100 g sugar | 3.55 oz
- 30 g egg whites | 1.05 oz
- 1 tsp cinnamon| 1.00 tsp
For the syrup:
- 50 ml water | 1.70 fl oz
- 50 ml mandarin juice | 1.70 fl oz
- 7 g agar | 0.25 oz
- 175 g sugar | 6.15 oz
To increase the shelf life of the marshmallow, replace 50 g (1.75 oz) of sugar in syrup with the caramel, invert or glucose syrup.
The calculation in the recipe is for a hand mixer!
- Wash the fresh quince, and cut it into small pieces. Bake for 10 minutes in the microwave under a lid or in the oven until soft. Then mash it with a blender, and rub through a sieve. Cool the puree to the room temperature.
- Mix the puree with sugar and cinnamon, and whip. Gradually add the egg whites. Increase the mixer speed as the mass whitens. Whip until firm thick peaks. This stage is very important. Thick and persistent peaks are the peaks that don’t "dance" in different directions if you shake the mixer to the sides. If the puree has been whipped insufficiently, then the marshmallow mass will become liquid when you add the syrup. Therefore, pay attention to it!
- Put all the ingredients for the syrup in a saucepan, and bring the syrup to 110C (230F), stirring thoroughly and frequently. Let the bubbles calm down a little, and carefully pour the syrup into the marshmallow mass while whipping it at a medium speed. Whip the mass at the maximum speed for no more than 30 seconds.
All the further actions must be quick. Place the marshmallow mass in a pastry bag with a nozzle, and form the marshmallows on the parchment or a cling film.
The marshmallow ripening time is from 10 to 24 hours (it depends on the humidity in your house).
Finally, connect the halves, and roll the finished dessert in the powdered sugar.
Store the marshmallows in an airtight container at the room temperature.
The quince puree doesn’t require additional pectin, and whips well. You can safely come up with your own options. For example: quince / sea buckthorn / cinnamon, or quince / honey / walnuts.
Add the dye if you want to get some color. Neither quince nor mandarin gives color.