A treat sure to get your guests coming back for more. Let your tastebuds enjoy what feels like a cloud, melt away, zapping sweet, salty and creaminess into your mouth...these are super yum!
They don't last, and this recipe makes a lot, so plan to make ahead of a party :)
5 tbsp unsalted butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup castor sugar
3 tbsp golden syrup
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tsp sea salt (not table salt)
Melt butter, sugars and syrup in a heavy based pot, stirring occasionally for 3 minutes, bring to simmer.
Add the cream and 1/2 tsp of salt and stir over the heat for 1 minute. Taste for saltiness, if you want more add more salt slowly, tasting each time.
Cook for another minute, stirring. Set aside to cool completely.
1 1/2 cups caster sugar
2 tablespoons gelatine
2 cups icing sugar
Grease a 3cm deep, 16.5cm x 26cm slab pan. Line base and sides with baking paper, allowing a 2cm overhang. Cut the corners and overlap, like the picture below, to get clean corners.
Combine sugar and 2/3 cup hot water in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves and syrup is clear.
Combine gelatine and 2/3 cup cold water in a jug, and stir until it resembles apple sauce. Pour into hot syrup and cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes or until gelatine has dissolved and mixture is clear.
Pour into the bowl of a stand beater. Set aside to cool to room temperature for about 30 minutes.
Beat the sugar and gelatine mixture on high for 10 minutes or until very thick and white. Pour half of the cooled salted caramel into the mixture and gently fold 3 times through. It may not seem like much, but the flavour does come through. You want the caramel to be streaky, so don't stir or over fold.
Spread mixture into prepared pan and smooth the top.
Set aside, at room temperature, for 1 hour or until set.
You can store the remaining caramel in a sealed jar in the fridge to use for your next batch, or on ice cream :)
Using a wet knife, cut marshmallow into 3cm squares. Put the icing sugar in a large bowl and toss each of the marshmallow squares through to coat.