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Homemade Marshmallows

December 18, 2008

Last month my dear friend Faith went to visit her twin in Michigan. I figured a good sugary gift that could be easy to go in luggage without being ruined is marshmallows.

  

It’s not half as hard as I imagine. They didn’t come out spectacular, but it was my first attempt. I made three batches. The first had the gelatin go to the bottom and look a tad nasty. the second tasted great, except I should have spread them out over a thinner pan. It was so thick I could barely cut out the shapes I wanted.

One other thing I learned during this process is that it’s a good idea to let them dry out over night. I was afraid of them getting stale so I packaged them after letting them sit for exactly 3 hours. This was a horrible idea since the next morning they began to sweat inside the bags.

I also tried to make Martha Stewart’s peppermint marshmallows. It tasted fine, but I put way too much food coloring in them (this cause EXTRA sweating inside the bag). It really wasn’t much of a presentable gift and most of them were thrown out. I had assumed that since the marshmallows were so thick, the coloring wouldn’t seep to the bottom of the pan. But of course, I was wrong.

It was a fun activity, my roommate and her boyfriend enjoyed watching since I am pretty sure it wouldn’t even occur to many people to make their own marshmallows.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. liz permalink
    December 23, 2008 4:52 pm

    yay for marshmallows!

  2. Steve permalink
    December 29, 2008 3:49 pm

    This got me thinkin….

    Holiday Smores
    2 gingerbread men
    1 fancy marshmellow
    1 piece of chocolate

    or some kind of peppermint cookie

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