10.15.2008

toasty times

The air is crisp, the light is thin, and toasty times are coming. I am starting to make a list of my fall projects.

Has anyone made homemade marshmallows before?

7 comments:

teressa said...

Last christmas I made these to add to goodie baskets. They were a HUGE hit! They turned our really well, though I hope you have a Kitchenaide mixer on hand! I didn't have good luck with swirling in color, I couldn't get it through all the marshmallow. They do last for a really long time. I would recommend dusting them with powdered sugar, it keeps them from sticking and gives them a pretty look. This year I am thinking about trying cinnamon and almond!

Lindsey said...

I have made them and they are sooooo good. I made them for hot cocoa, and the following year made the peppermint swirly ones for teacher gifts. I agree that the swirly ones didn't turn out very well {as far as swirling the color::they turned out more pink}. And you definitely need a kitchen aid mixer, or any standing mixer, because it is way too time consuming with a hand mixer.
Enjoy!

Honey said...

I thought marshmellows were like babies and came from a magic stork.

Katie said...

I've made them and they are really good.

They don't taste quite like store bought ones.

tina said...

I've made them several times. People loved the toasted coconut ones from Ina Garten's recipe. You can see it at http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/toasted-coconut-marshmallows-recipe2/index.html.
Also, I just bought the book, Marshmallows, by Eileen Talanian. It is great! Some of the recipes are: Raspberry-Creme de Cassis, Lemon, Honey and Cardamom, Chocolate-Ancho Chile, Chocolate-Speckled Banana Fluff, Confetti Crispy Rice Treats, Fluff and Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries. I'm planning on making a few varieties for Christmas.

Catherine said...

Oh great idea, I've never made them but imagine how great they would be!

The Lil Bee said...

No, but I'd like to eat some!