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31 Aug 2010

Canapes to impress: Raspberry marshmallows 0  

Posted in Bars & restaurants, Food & drink

We’re with Head Pastry Chef Rana Maqbool this week as he shows us how to make the coolest canapes you’ve ever seen. Raspberry marshmallows!! These pink beauties are delicious and will definitely wow your guests. Once you’ve tried this at home, send us your pictures!

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ingredients: Staboline. Staboline comes in a big container that looks like a industrial strength cleaner but don’t let that put you off. This sugar syrup will be your loyal friend on your culinary journey into the world of marshmallows. You can buy it online at

Makes 50

150g staboline (cold)
105g staboline (to boil)
110g water
375g sugar
23 gelatine leaves
250g raspberry sherbet
2 large square/rectangular roasting trays

200ml raspberry puree
50 plastic pipettes to serve


1. Place the gelatine leaves in a bowl with cold water to soak. Set aside to soften.

2. In a pan heat the 105g staboline, water and sugar together and bring to the boil.

3. Remove the gelatine leaves from the bowl and add them to the boiling mixture.

4. Place the 150g staboline in a food mixer and slowly pour in the boiling staboline mixture. Blend until white and peaking.

Staboline mixture Add sherbet Cut out shapes in the marshmallow Present on raspberry pipettes

5. Place the roasting trays on a flat surface and cover with a layer of cling film.

6. Pour the mixture evenly into the trays and cover with another layer of cling film, ensuring

there are no air bubbles trapped underneath.

7. Leave to set for 20-30 minutes until firm.

8. Once firm, carefully lift the marshmallow slab out of the roasting tray. Remove the top layer of clingfilm and liberally coat with raspberry sherbet.

9. Turnover and repeat on the underside of the slab.

10. Using a cookie cutter, cut out shapes of marshmallow, pushing them on to raspberry puree filled pipettes to serve.

11. Enjoy! If you make these at home, share your success with us!

Why not incorporate some marshmallow love into your meetings? We have a range of exciting canapes to choose from. For enquiries, email us at or call our team on +44 (0) 20 7915 3898.

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