Sunday, October 2, 2011

Cooking....a special treat

Today I thought I'd show you some cooking we did before we went away, I meant to post this a few weeks ago but you know how it is, things get in the way, and I didn't get around to it then, so I'll show you now, better late than never.

I was very pleased with how these turned out, very pleased indeed!!

We tend to have a bit of a sweet tooth in our house so......

once again we were looking through the Sweet Treats cook book, produced by the ace Frankie team, and found something delicious to have a go at.  
 A family favourite, I know you can buy them for $2 from the shop, but that's not the point is it? 

 I have had a go at marshmallows before, a different recipe, and they were ok but not great, sticky and hard to cut into shape and a bit too rubbery, not like a shop one.

So I was determined to get these ones right, soft and squishy and vanilla-ry, and I am happy to report we had success!!

Recently my hand held beater blew up, so armed with my super duper powerful new one, I whipped that marshmallow to a sticky, fluffy perfection confection!!  Haha.....

The recipe was easy, but with a tiny bit tricky method, but I followed it to the letter, and it worked a treat!  I find with lollies and chocolates it pays to be fussy with the instructions and do as they say with no short cuts.

Although, having said that, I did make one improvement, I wanted round/ish marshmallows not a slab cut into squares.  So I made my own moulds for the marshmallow to set in using an egg pushed into a pan of flour. Each dollop of marshmallow took the shape of the egg and ended up fairly round, and the flour dusting meant they weren't sticky!

Pure genius!!
 ( I can't take the credit for this ace idea, I read it in a cooking article in the paper some time ago, and filed it away in the 'useful information' section of my head)

See how they look setting in their little flour egg moulds - so cute and delicious!

Max gave them the thumbs up, actually all the men in my house did, they did not last long, Gary was looking for more of them long after the last one had been scoffed!

Homemade lollies, you can't get better than that, I'll be making these again I'm sure.

Have a great day!


  1. Yum scrum, they look delish...............great idea the little floury moulds.

    Julie I am oohing and ahhing over the fabulous colours in your kitchen, so lovely and vibrant......I think I've seen them somewhere before, hmmm, perhaps in your crochet!!

    Hope you've had a great weekend,

    Claire :}

  2. Oooh I just feel like dipping my finger into that would be a scramble in our house as to who was to get to scrape out the bowl! Yum xox

  3. What a great tip, thanks for sharing about how to get round ones, I too am not lured in by a giant marshmallow slab. I think that recipe book is on my Christmas wish list. melx

  4. Nice, You can also use powdered sugar for the molds if the flour has a taste. Doesn't look like it was a problem though. They look good and I love your idea. Cutting them is a sticky mess.

  5. Nice, You can also use powdered sugar for the molds if the flour has a taste. Doesn't look like it was a problem though. They look good and I love your idea. Cutting them is a sticky mess.

  6. Wow, I'm not sure I Would have ever thought to make them but now I'll look them up for sure, my kids have been eating marshmallows on the BBQ this afternoon, I wonder how homemade ones would work on the fire.....hhhmmmmm, thanks for the idea!

  7. This is amazing!!
    Embarrassingly I did not know you could *make marshmallows!!!
    I'm not sure how I thought they came into existence, perhaps I didn't give it much thought - but anyway- they look fantastic!

  8. How brilliant. I love marshmallows. The closest I have come is making a marshmallow frosting for some icecream cone cupcakes. It was so easy and unbelievably tasty. Hmmm, perhaps I could make some today!
    xXx Helen

  9. They do look good and the egg in flour mould is a brilliant idea.

  10. They look delicious! I've made marshmallows many times they are so delicious. I've had to take a rest from them because we were eating waaay too many LOL!

  11. Oooh Yummy! I love home made marshmallows. I must make some for my kids - my 4 year old LOVES marshmallows.


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