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!
( 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!