James Martin regularly joins Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on This Morning to cook up a range of treats and this week was no different. After the presenting duo begged James to show them how to make the fluffy sweet treats, he appeared this week to show how easy it actually was. However, he issued a warning to ITV viewers about a dangerous element.
As he made marshmallows, James explained: “Then you take gelatine. Now gelatine is this sort of stuff,” holding up a piece of the ingredient.
“Now, you get the vegetarian equivalent and people use Xanthan gum, that kind of stuff to set it.
“But what you need to do with the gelatine is to soak it in cold water.”
He continued: “Now, you have to be put the sugar, glucose and water – you don’t have to measure the amount of water, it just needs to be enough water to dissolve the sugar – in the pan.
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He began rolling it between his fingers to show how it could be shaped.
“So you risked stripping the skin off your fingers to show us that?” Phillip asked.
James replied: “Please don’t do that at home but as pastry chef that’s the best way to check it.”
“But the best way for us to check it is with a thermometer?” Phillip confirmed.