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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Le't's Make Marshmallows

Recently I had a good friend over and we tried making marshmallows.  A few times a year I usually get together with a few friends and we try different recipes.  It is fun to cook with a small group and try new things.  Most of the time we are able to taste our food creations after cooking, but with the marshmallows they had to set-up overnight.

If you haven't tried making your own marshmallows then you really should try this recipe.  Even if you do not love marshmallows (like me) this could make you a lover of marshmallows.  And the ingredients are not very expensive!  I followed the recipe in the book Family Meals: Creating Traditions in the Kitchen by Maria Helm Sinskey.  This is a great book with many great recipes and tips for getting the kids involved.  Ina Garten also has a great marshmallow recipe you could try as well.  Dip them in chocolate or coconut for some added fun or cut with a cookie cutter for some different shapes.

Just make some homemade marshmallows and you will never go back to jet-puffed store bought ones.  These taste like marshmallows I remember as a kid.  Somehow over time they added lots of other chemicals and weird ingredients and I found store-bought marshmallows to be disgusting.  I really think these marshmallows would be great for making rice krispie treats, adding to hot chocolate, or giving as gifts for the holidays.  Give them a try. 

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