- 1 packet unflavored gelatin
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
In a large mixer bowl, sprinkle gelatin over ⅓ cup cold water and let stand until softened, 5 min.
In a small, heavy saucepan, combine sugar and ¼ cup water. Stir over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves; remove spoon. Brush insides of pan with a wet pastry brush to remove any sugar crystals and place a candy thermometer into mixture. Boil (do not stir) until syrup until syrup registers 235°F (soft-ball stage), about 10 min. Pour into gelatin.
With the whisk attachment, beat mixture on high until soft peaks form, about 7 min. Add vanilla and use immediately.
Recipe and Food Styling Tara Bench
Photographs Kate Sears
Originally published Ladies' Home Journal April 2010
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