Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Homemade Marshmallows

Did you know you can make marshmallows at home?  It's not that difficult and they taste pretty good.  I shared some with a guy at work and he says they work better for Smores than store-bought.
You need patience and a high-speed mixer.  There are five basic ingredients but it's what you do with them that counts.  The first batch turned my kitchen into a sticky disaster zone, but with a few changes, the second one was neat and orderly.  Funny thing, that steep learning curve.

I got the recipe off the internet, but I wouldn't advise using any of the recipes out there (see disaster zone reference, above).  I'll post a recipe - and more importantly, a technique guide - when I work out a few details.

I'm going to try flavored ones next time, mint and chocolate being the likely choices.  I'll bring a bunch to our next family gathering, whenever that shall be.

Now I'm hungry.