- 15 leaves Dr Oetker select leaf gelatine
- 300 g raspberries
- vegetable oil
- 300 g white granulated sugar
- 240 g liquid glucose syrup
- 2 tbsp Champagne
- 75 g cornflour
- 75 g icing sugar
First, soak the gelatine leaves. Measure 200ml cold water into a shallow, microwaveable bowl, then, one by one, add the leaves to the water, fully immersing each leaf. Leave to soak for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, whiz the raspberries in a food processor, then sieve them and discard the pips – you need 175g of raspberry purée. Line a 20cm x 30cm tin that's 3cm deep with clingfilm so it covers the whole surface completely and smoothly. Lightly grease the clingfilm with a little vegetable oil.
Heat the soaked gelatine and water in a microwave (category B/650W) for 1 minute (or in a pan) until dissolved.
Put the granulated sugar, half the glucose syrup and 100g of the raspberry purée into a medium heavy-based saucepan and bring to the boil. Heat until a sugar thermometer shows 112°C (this will take 4-5 minutes), then pour it into a food mixer. Add the remaining 80g of raspberry purée and the remaining glucose and mix on a low speed.
Whisking all the time, add the melted gelatine and liquid, then increase the speed to medium. Once the consistency of the mixture thickens and is less liquid-like, and there is no danger of splashback, increase the mixer speed to maximum for a further 12 minutes until the mixture is thick enough to hold its shape on a whisk – it should have quadrupled in size.
Reduce the speed of the mixer to low, add the Champagne to the mixture and continue whisking for a further minute. Tip the marshmallow mixture into the prepared tin, level and leave it to set at room temperature for 4-6 hours (or overnight).
Sift the cornflour and icing sugar into a bowl together. Cut the marshmallows with a hot, wet knife and dust with the icing sugar mixture.
Get ahead: best eaten within 24 hours of making.