Hello, internets! I’m Sarah from the newly-created Sweet Synthesis and I’m here to talk about marshmallows and the making thereof.
Marshmallows! You can make them in your very own kitchen! Who knew? Certainly not most of the co-workers to whom I gave said homemade marshmallows as holiday gifts this year. Whip up a batch (or several) of these babies in various flavors and then proceed to impress your friends. They will think you can do magic. No joke.
Marshmallows don’t always have the best reputation–but hear me out. Homemade marshmallows are nothing like those sickeningly sweet, cylindrical confections you pick up at the grocery store. No, homemade marshmallows are unbelievably fluffy, their taste is somehow much lighter, and they’re much more aesthetically pleasing.
To be honest, the process of making marshmallows really does feel magical — one minute, you have boiled sugar and corn syrup, and the next, you have this whipped up, fluffy white cloud of deliciousness. Magic. But best of all, marshmallow-making is really easy, really quick to prepare, and really easy to clean up.
…but because this is Food Shenanigans, and I have never crafted anything perfectly or without a few mishaps, let me recount my first-time marshmallow-making efforts in all their victories and grotesque defeats. [Read more...]