Several years ago, Caroline and Didier’s son Thomas embarked on an adventure « Terre et Abeilles (Land and Bees) »: 20 hectares of almond groves and 40 beehives between Rochemaure and Montélimar. This is how it came about …
Is marshmallow a plant or a sweet ?
Marshmallow was originally a medicinal herb used to treat various inflammations. Over time it became a sweetmeat by replacing the root with egg white and adding different natural flavourings.
Arnaud Soubeyran hand-made marshmallow is made from egg whites, jelling agent, natural flavours and colourings.
To make a good marshmallow, whisk first the egg whites to form stiff peaks.
To make good marshmallow, first beat the egg whites until stiff.
Then incorporate the sugar syrup and jelling agent.
Next add the natural flavours and colourings.
The fourth step is to put the paste in a tray, leave it to rest for 24 hours then cut it.
Forget any preconceived ideas of chemical-tasting marshmallow with an elastic consistency.
The soft, gentle texture reveals subtle flavours including violet, vanilla, coconut, mandarin, lemon, blueberry, raspberry, lime, and many more.