Homemade marshmallow fluff topping, sautéed bananas and your favorite spread over crusty bread. Making marshmallow is much easier than you think and it literally takes 8 minutes so…why not?
• 6g powdered gelatin
• 60g = ¼ cup cold water
• 200g = 1 cup sugar
• 90g = 1/3 cup light corn syrup (or glucose)
• 20g = 1/8 cup water
• 12g = 2tsp vanilla paste
• Slices of toasted baguette or ciabatta bread
• 1 Banana
• 1 T sugar
• 1 T butter
• Dulce de leche, Nutella, Cookie Butter, Peanut Butter &/or your favorite spread to combine with bananas
Add ¼ cup of water in the bowl of a mixer. Sprinkle the gelatin all over the surface without mixing. Let it bloom and add the whisk attachment.
In the mean time, combine the sugar, corn syrup and the other water in a small pot.
Bring to a boil for a few minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the middle reads 115ºC or 239ºF. Turn the heat off.
Turn on the mixer on low and slowly drizzle in the syrup trying to let it pour in the gap between the inner walls of the bowl and the whisk in order to try to prevent as much splashing as possible.
Once all the syrup is in, stop the mixer and try to scrape down the sides with a spatula.
Turn the mixer back on at medium to medium-high speed and mix for six minutes.
At this point you can put it in a piping bag with a star or round tip. You could also use a spoon but if you do, make sure you spread some cooking spray or oil on it to prevent the marshmallows from sticking too much to it. Repeat before every time you grab more marshmallow.
If you want to makeg regular marshmallows, you can pour it in a silicone mold and let them set overnight. Cut them to your desired size the next day and make sure to dust them all over with some powder sugar to prevent them from sticking to each other.
Peel and cut the bananas in small but not too thin slices.
Melt the butter in a sauté pan and add the sugar.
Once the sugar begins to caramelize, add the bananas and cook for about 3 minutes on each side on medium heat.
If they begin to stick to the bottom, you can always deglaze with a drop of Cognac, any other liquor, orange juice or even just water.
Turn the heat off and let them cool completely.
Dulce de Leche is my favorite spread to combine with bananas, however you can pick any or all of the ones I mentioned above or simply whatever you like with them.
So, smear your favorite spread on each slice of bread and add about three slices of bananas on top of each.
Pipe or place a dollop of marshmallow on top of each crostino and burn with a torch or simply eat as is. You could also place them under the broiler for a minutes or less. Just be careful not to burn them too much.
Enjoy this super fun dessert with your family and friends!