Monday, December 27, 2010

Days (late) for Christmas - Part 1: Marshmallows

I took on a bit more than I could handle this Christmas.  I was up until 1am finishing projects Christmas Eve and still wrapping presents Christmas morning!  I don't think anyone minded though :)  That also means that my plans for blogging as I worked on projects went out the window.  We just snapped pictures as we we went then washed dishes and cleaned our rooms (again, and again, and again).
This was our third(?) Christmas making marshmallows and boy was it worth it.  After last year almost breaking our Bosch (which isn't supposed to be humanly possible, by the way) and having a huge sticky mess, plus accidentally adding too much peppermint - I wasn't sure if I was ready to try again, even a year later.  
Then I ran into a slightly different recipe over at Seven Spoons.  (I had used Martha Stewarts recipe before.)  We were delighted!

We concluded that the texture was even better than the last two years, but this could also be because our mess was somehow minimized (perhaps we're finally growing up?).  Oiling the spatula is also key!
  I liked the addition of egg whites, which seemed, at least in my mind, to make them "heartier."  Plus we used honey instead of corn syrup with absolute success!

These were meant to have on hand to give as gifts but I sampled way too many.  They melt just perfectly in hot chocolate but even plain they're solid little vanilla squares.  
These are just begging to be made.  I think they'd be perfectly festive for lonely January.


  1. Wow, that sounds like a looot of work. But that last lovely picture makes them look totally worth it. Yum. :)

  2. I hope you don't mind me following your blog. :) I love all you post about and I made the marshmallows for my family and we all lovvve them! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Yes! Lonely January would LOVE these! So kind of you to think of her- she often gets forgotten in the twinkle and sparkle and overindulgence of December.

    I'm loving winter this year. I told Kevin I just don't want to take down all the twinkle lights from around the house yet- I love to step around as the sun sets and plug in our village and the garland on the mantel and another on the nature table. Soon, I've turned on the carols again and water is simmering for hot chocolate and it's just so perfect.

    I'm not ready to let go of Christmas, for sure, and you're darn tootin' I'm going to enjoy winter while she's here!

    Homemade marshmallows for our hot chocolate? Check.

    Thanks to you.