Monday, June 4, 2012

Milo (Chocolate Malt) Marshmallows

Milo (Chocolate Malt) Marshmallows
My love of Milo is well-documented. The chocolatey, malty hot drink instantly transports me back to Malaysia and my childhood, when my Mum would make it for me late at night or first thing in the morning. It only seemed fitting that I would have a Milo-flavoured dessert at my wedding. When Linda suggested that she might make some homemade milo marshmallows for my wedding favours table, I knew it had to be done. I ended up making them myself because I was using baking as a relaxation tool during the week before my wedding. It sorta worked.
Milo (Chocolate Malt) Marshmallows
As I've explained before, homemade marshmallows are a hundred million times better than store-bought marshmallows. I just love how fluffy they are.  These marshmallows might not be much to look at but they taste SO good. Super Milo-y. Most of the flavour comes from the dusting of Milo powder on the outside of the marshmallows, but there is a little bit mixed into the marshmallow itself. The powder creates a delicious chocolate malt crust on the outside of these soft pillows, making them incredibly addictive.
Milo (Chocolate Malt) Marshmallows
They are even better melted into a cup of hot coffee or warm milk, or even a cup of Milo. I know that sounds like it might be Milo overload, but if you know how Malaysians drink their Milo then you would know there is no such thing as too much. Just try a Milo Dinosaur or Godzilla if you don't believe me. I am writing this post well in advance of the weekend because I'm not quite insane enough to try and bake/blog on the same weekend that I will be getting married. (But I am insane enough to spend tomorrow churning out batches of macarons for my favours table.) By the time you read this I'll be hitched and spending the next week relaxing! Unfortunately I'll have to wait all the way until September for my honeymoon :( Anyway, see you on the other side!
Milo (Chocolate Malt) Marshmallows
Milo Marshmallows (Chocolate Malt Marshmallows)
(makes about 50 marshmallows, adapted from my Oreo Marshmallows)
400g (about 1 3/4 cup) sugar
1 tbsp liquid glucose (usually available in baking aisle at supermarket, you could probably replace with light corn syrup if you can't get this)
2 tbsp gelatine powder
2 large egg whites
3 tbsp Milo powder (or Ovaltine, or half cocoa/half malted milk powder)
Vegetable oil (or melted butter)
1 cup Milo powder + 1/2 cup cornflour (cornstarch)

Grease and line the base and sides with baking paper in a 24x32cm lamington tray, or two 20cm square cake tins. Place sugar, glucose and 200ml water in a small saucepan. Place on low heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Place 200ml cold water in a small bowl and sprinkle gelatine powder over it and set aside to soften. Increase heat on saucepan to medium-high and insert a sugar thermometer. Boil for 3-5 minutes, until sugar thermometer reaches 120°C (250°F). Remove from the heat and carefully add gelatine to mixture and whisk until gelatine dissolves and no lumps remain (if you are worried about this step you can heat the bowl of gelatine over a pot of simmering water first to make it smoother).

Place egg whites in a large mixing bowl and start beating with an electric mixer with a whisk attachment on high speed. Gradually add hot sugar syrup to the egg white while mixing, if you are using a hand mixer you should beat your egg whites to a stiff peak before you start adding the syrup, but it works fine to add it as soon as you start beating the egg in a stand mixer. Beat until mixture is glossy and white, about 5 minutes on a stand mixer and closer to 10 with a hand mixer. Add 3 tbsp Milo powder and beat again until combined. Before mixture starts to cool too much, pour mixture into prepared tin and use a spatula to quickly smooth top. Leave to set at room temperature overnight. Cut into 3-4cm squares. Mix milo powder and cornflour together in a large baking try and roll marshmallows in it. Place on a piece of baking paper to dry for at least a few hours (you may need to re-dust the outside after an hour), then store in an airtight container. Best eaten within two days.
Milo (Chocolate Malt) Marshmallows
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47 comments:

  1. These look so good! I want a midnight snack now! I've tried making marshmallows before but they tasted vile - sickly and mushy! I'm a little scared to try again but these look fab!

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  2. These were so freaking delicious! Congrats again Steph & A!! You looked gorgeous and it was such a beautiful day! So happy for you <3

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  3. Mmmmmm yum! I think you just got me wanting to make these babies. Gotta love that they are coated in milo. Oh and I want to try a Milo Dinosaur, they look amazing. Lovely pics Steph!

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  4. Congrats!! These little guys look so fabulous. Yum!

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  5. Oh yum! Is that coffee its in or milk? Either way, NOM!

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  6. Congrats, I do love my Milo and these look delicious. Rest well, you machine!

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  7. These look so delicious! Just tweeted this post to my Twitter account, I couldn't resist sharing! x

    Kate {Something Fabulous}
    http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

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  8. I can totally imagine putting these into a hot cup of milo - nothing better than some milo on milo action lol! congrats to you and A!

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  9. My goodness, i LOVE Milo. It reminds me of my childhood too, when my mum would make it before my brother and I went to bed! Congrats on marriage!

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  10. These look oh so good! Lovely pics :)

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  11. As I'm reading this, I'm happily munching on one (after all the macarons were gone I made sure we grabbed these before they ran out too). It is like the most perfect hit of Milo and it's so soft and squidgy. I wish I grabbed more! :(

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  12. What a lovely treat to have at your wedding. Hope it all went swell. Can only imagine how big of a hit these would have been! :D xx

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  13. omg these look amazing! congrats on your wedding too - may your lives together be as sweet as these mallows :D

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  14. Right, I've pinned this recipe to go back and try out! They look delicious. I love your blog - so simple and elegant looking.

    www.bakingmakesthingsbetter.com

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  15. Wow, these look like some amazing marshmallows! YUM!

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  16. Congratulations to your!!! Oh I have never tried to make homemade marsmellows, but your looks so delicious that I must really try.

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  17. Good luck with the wedding and hope you have a wonderful honeymoon. I'm completely in love with Milo too and think these look absolutely divine...your lucky wedding guests!

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  18. Congratulations! I hope it all went perfectly and you're enjoying married life.

    I just got re-addicted to Milo in the last few weeks. Last night after my nightly Milo I said I'd only have it on the weekends but now you've given me cravings!

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  19. ahh the snapshot of it melted into a cup of hot coffee is making me drool.. looks so delicious on a cold winters night!

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  20. Congratulations :)

    I haven't made marshmallows since prep, and I think it's about time I give them another go...

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  21. Nice. I am now a big fan of home made marshmallow after your post earlier this year... Was great with the hoc biscuit base. As a previous milo addict I understand the craving: but sadly now allergic. Would cocoa work?

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    1. Yes cocoa would work, I linked to an oreo marshmallow in the recipe above which uses cocoa powder :)

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    2. and oreo crumbs for the coating!

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  22. Best wishes for a long and happy marriage. I will eat anything that contains chocolate and malted milk powder.

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  23. I have heard from many that homemade marshmallows are divine but have yet to try making some. I am going to give it a try. Thank you for the recipe. Best wishes to you and your husband.

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  24. I LOVE milo! These sound so amazing! Wishing you a long and happy marriage =) Congratulations!

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  25. Muchisimas felicidades por la boda, espero que seas eternamente feliz.
    La receta fantástica. Un saludo

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  26. I happen to be eating some homemade milo popsicle now, as I am reading this, so I'm all the more excited to leave a comment..I second the fact that Malaysians are obsessed with Milo! I just love it, and I sure will try your marshmallows! Congratulations on the memorable day of your life:-)and look fwd to a post dedicated on that and your favour table!

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  27. What a delicious combination! It looks so divine!

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  28. Congratulations Steph!! Can we please please see pics of your wedding favours table? I bet it looked amazing!!

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  29. Milo marshmallows in milo drink! Does it get more delicious that that?

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  30. Ohmygoodness. Hello study food.
    Even if it was served at your wedding. I hope it was a wonderful day!

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  31. Love milo - will have to try this + love your blog :)

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  32. soooo yum. just made them and they are setting overnight. is it alright to cover them overnight? cling wrap or aluminum foil?

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    1. I'd use cling film but don't make it airtight. You want them to dry out as much as possible!

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    2. thanks! also how did you manage to cut them so neatly? mine were still quite sticky (although they dried out for about 9 hours) and so it was difficult to cut them...

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    3. Sorry I should have mentioned, it's easier if you dip the blade in some cornflour/cornstarch so it is less sticky before cutting. Hope that helps!

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  33. Yuuuuuuuum! And huge congrats, I hope your wedding was perfect, marshmallows and all x

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  34. Mmmm..these milo marshmallows look delicious especially when dipped in hot chocolate! I'd love some right now which is perfect for the winter weather :)

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  35. Agree about the awesomeness of homemade marshmallows, tastes better and sooo fluffy. Plus you can mix in other flavours like peppermint, cocoa and such.

    Super love your pictures! And congrats about your wedding. :))

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  36. frostng on your cupcakeNovember 29, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    yummy in my tummy

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  37. these look delicious! is there anything else I could replace with the corn syrup or the liquid glucose though? always been a little bit wary of corn syrup!

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    1. Liquid glucose is nowhere near as bad as corn syrup, but you could try golden syrup.

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