Lemon marshmallows

  • 40 mins cooking
  • Makes 24 Item
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Lemon marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoon (28g) powdered gelatine
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) water
  • 1 cup (250ml) boiled water
  • 2 cup (440g) caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) limoncello liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon essence
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • yellow food colouring
  • 1 1/2 cup (120g) desiccated coconut


Lemon marshmallows
  • 1
    Sprinkle gelatine over water; stir to combine.
  • 2
    In a medium saucepan, stir boiled water and sugar over heat, without boiling, until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil; stir in gelatine mixture and liqueur. Boil, uncovered, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
  • 3
    Pour mixture into the medium bowl of an electric mixer; add extract, essence and juice. Beat on high speed until very thick and white. Tint marshmallow mixture yellow with colouring.
  • 4
    Rinse a deep 20cm square cake pan with cold water; do not wipe dry. Pour marshmallow mixture into pan and refrigerate about 3 hours or until set.
  • 5
    Using a wet knife, and with the marshmallow still in the pan, cut into 24 squares. Carefully lift marshmallows from pan using a small spatula and toss in coconut.


Marshmallows are best eaten on the day they are made when they are at their softest.

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