So I saw this commercial for hand made chocolates and candies where this lady puts this big rough cut marshmallow into a cup and pours this thick hot
chocolate over it. I could almost smell it through the screen.
I said to myself, I want that.
So I got on the internet and I looked up how to make marshmallows.
There were loads of recipes, all pretty much the same.
The recipe is not hard and the ingredients are minimum though I did have to find unflavored gelatin because I had never used that before.
The rest is just sugar in various forms from liquid corn syrup to powdered sugar at the end.
Basically it's liquid sugar, sweetened with sugar, cooked and topped with sugar.
And I know people should not eat like this but it's Christmas and if you can't eat goodies at this time of year when can you?
Here is a YouTube Video I followed.
They looked just like that too. Big and fluffy and oh god so pillowy good. I sprinkled red crystal sugar over mine to give them a festive look.
I added one to a cup of hot cocoa also from scratch ( well cocoa powder and sugar and milk) and when it had melted and I sipped it up I added
another one to the cup.
Its not hard but it requires attention to measurements and temperatures. Have a candy thermometer at the ready and get all your ingredients measured
and ready to go.
It helps if you have a stand mixer because the end step is beating the mixture for fifteen minutes until it puffs up and cools enough to go into its
final pan to set up.
That could be arduous with a hand mixer
I know it may seem like a bit much and perhaps it is but these were the best marshmallows I ever had because I never had one that was only a few hours
old before. LOL.
Let me know if you try these.
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I'm not big into sweets, and I don't typically partake in marshmellows... But it's one of the ones that still hold nostalgia, and I enjoy seeing them,
and people eating them.
I don't know how to explain it, I wouldn't eat a smores, but watching anyone pull a gooey marshmallow off a scewer in between graham crackers just
makes me happy.
Maybe I could partake if someone made a salted caramel marshmallow, and salted dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate... And maybe a cracker that
isn't as sweet, and I'd be in. Edit:and add a crispy slice of candied bacon for good measure.
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I have a little secret. There is a very famous cafe here that sells pies. They put this mixture after being beaten on Key Lime pie instead of a
meringue and everyone loses their mind. I would not have known what it was if I didn't make it myself.
Meringue and this kind of marshmallow is very similar but the marshmallow is more dense. Seriously, if you like Key Lime, or Lemon Meringue, give it a
try with this mixture next time...
How will the homemade mushrooms work on a stick over a campfire? That is the only way I actually like marshmallows. My wife likes them and she
probably would be interested in learning how to make them herself for her hot chocolate and to share with the kids.
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