Peppermint Marshmallows

9 Dec

I was feeling creative and adventurous this afternoon and with a kitchen that was calling my name, I pulled out a recipe for marshmallows. Marshmallows are another one of those mysterious culinary things that you never think about making. But, they are deceptively easy. In their very basic form, marshmallows are whipped melted sugar combined with gelatin. And they are as easy to make as that.

Start with letting powdered gelatin bloom in cold water. Then let a combination of corn syrup, water and sugar come to a boil over medium heat. Then, in a electric mixer, whip the hot syrup into the gelatin. Add in any flavoring or food color that you want. Then allow to set.

You’ll be rewarded with dense and delicious confectionary dreams. These marshmallows are nothing like air-puffed kind you get at the grocery store. These are artisan quality, gift worthy, gems. Float them in hot chocolate or dip in melted chocolate for an even more decadent treat.

Here’s the recipe I followed… Peppermint Marshmallows

Always thinking of the next meal

-Katie

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