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marshmallows

marshmallow breakthrough

marshmallow breakthrough

March 25, 2008 |  Category:   cooking the biz

I had a hard time falling asleep a couple of nights ago after a long day of cooking and watching the kids. My thoughts eventually drifted to marshmallows and how I’ve not been very happy with my first test batches. The texture turned a bit chewy after a few days and the flavors seemed to fade. Then, out of nowhere, I had an idea that might address these problems and I was actually tempted to get out of bed and try a batch (but no, the sound of the mixer at midnight would surely wake the kids!). I did make a batch first thing when I got up that morning and I am pretty thrilled with the results so far… CONTINUE READING

the thing about marshmallows

the thing about marshmallows

March 17, 2008 |  Category:   baked goods + desserts

It’s unlikely that anyone will ever bite into a just-made marshmallow unless you make them yourself. We’ve been storing bags of marshmallows in our kitchen cabinet to see how they fare over time. So far, not terribly well. Flavors change or fade after a few days, consistencies change depending on the added flavor ingredients, and most of the bags of marshmallows are getting too firm, not airy and fluffy as a marshmallow should be. Back to the drawing board…… CONTINUE READING

marshmallows

marshmallows

March 15, 2008 |  Category:   the biz

Marshmallows. Who really thinks about them? I haven’t thought about marshmallows at all so I’m not sure why they popped into our heads, but we thought that they’d be an interesting product to experiment with. Mark made some passionfruit marshmallows a few months ago for a work thing and they were my first experience with home made mashmallows. If anyone has ever had the pleasure of tasting one that’s home made, you’ll know that they are nothing like the Kraft store-bought kind. These are fresh, soft and not so “powdery-chalky” – you know, that coating that makes a marshmallow un-sticky on the outside. The basic marshmallow is fairly easy to make so he was able to whip up a bunch… CONTINUE READING

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