Zefir is the treat of my childhood and now, of our kids' childhood. I'm so glad I came up with this wonderful homemade zefir recipe. Zefir is a sort of marshmallow with a strong fruity flavour, slightly crispier and not as elastic as the classic marshmallow, but with the same shape.
The basics for any zefir recipe is the apple puree and the Agar-Agar vegetable gelatin. It can now be found in any organic shop and cannot be replaced with classic gelatin, which acts in a different way, and so, the recipe won't work. There is a picture of the agar I use, which I bought from the organic shop in my neighbourhood.
The puree can be fifty-fifty combined with other purees, made from slightly more sour fruit. I tried combinations like raspberry and blackcurrants, blueberries and blackberries, oranges (here the process differs a bit, find details in the last steps). In the future, I'd like to try strawberries, sour cherries, peppermint, mango, pomegranate, peaches, melon, lemon, cranberries etc.
Below, you can find the classic recipe with apple puree (and suggestions for the other options) for a tray of zefir of about 16 halves or 8 assembled marshmallows.