Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Spongy, Delicious Marshmallows

Did you know that it's possible to make your own marshmallows? I didn't until I began seeing them for sale on Etsy. There are quite a few sellers, but the one I linked to inspired me the most. Her's are so beautiful and fluffy and colorful!

Plus, the merchandising is phenomenal, makes me want to buy them all!

So I googled marshmallow recipes and found this one. I'll admit, when choosing recipes from blogs I generally prefer ones with photographic evidence of what the steps are supposed to look like. I will say I am a good cook, but a good baker? Not so much. Baking is all about precision and delicacy and attention to detail... of which I have none. Cooking usually just involves throwing some crap in a pot and turning it on. Or sticking something in the oven and taking it out when it's browned. At least that's the way I see it.

Anyway, I put off making them for weeks cause I was sure I was going to screw them up, but I finally made them and they turned out great!

Finished product. I added some purple gel food coloring for interest.

This is what they look like in the pan before you cut them up!

After you dump them out.

Look at that beautiful texture.


The recipe makes 96 marshmallows. I took a container to work to get rid of some and can you believe, about half the people I offered one to didn't want one. Really? Would you pass up a homemade marshmallow? I sure as hell wouldn't.

Have you made anything interesting lately?