Marshmallow alternative

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by urbanfarmgirl, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. urbanfarmgirl

    urbanfarmgirl

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    Hi all...I'm new here and desperately trying to make a gelatin-free marshmallow.  A lot of vegan substitutes contain soy isolate and I cannot eat soy.  My goal is to make a gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free marshmallow.  Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!  The holidays are quickly approaching and I have some traditional dishes that call for marshmallows.
     
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  2. prettycake

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    the gelatin is what makes marshmallows the way they are.  Its like looking for buttercream w/ no butter.  I hope you will find what you are lookig for..
     
  3. petalsandcoco

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    You may want to use agar agar.

    If you cannot use soy isolate powder , can you replace it for something else ? Good question ,

    Let us know what you come up with.

    Petals.
     
  4. accidentalchef

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    I do not have firsthand experience with the following method, but it may point you in the right direction. Le Sanctuaire sells a Kappa Carrageenan Powder that is designed to be a one-to-one gelatin replacement. 'Tis called Genutine X-9303. Wicked expensive, but it might make all those marshmallow recipes on the 'net useful in vegan cooking.
     
  5. urbanfarmgirl

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    Thanks for your comments and suggestions! I'm really determined to find a way to do this. I've heard agar agar does not work, but I will definitely look into the other alternative.
     
  6. petalsandcoco

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    Here is a youtube using Xanthum gum.



    Petals.
     
  8. minas6907

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    Wow, that xanthum gum marshmallow is definitely interesting and different. I'm surprised at the alternatives.

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  10. silver saa

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    Use agar-agar it will have a better texture than xhanathan gum.
     
  11. mazaradhe

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    Tapioca flour =)
     
  12. chef tiffani

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  13. chef tiffani

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    Did you figure this out? I have been working on it for two weeks nothing
     
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  15. chef tiffani

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    How do you use cappa carrageenean...we have sum in house not sure of the method
     
  16. laurenlulu

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    You can make something like a marshmallow cream by making meringue and streaming in sugar that's been cooked to the soft ball stage. It's called Italian Meringue if you'd like to look it up. You don't say that you need vegan, do you?
     
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  17. dd ranch

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    I've been a vegetarian for years and totally forgot about the gelatin in marshmallows!  Glad to see these alternatives to try!