Friday, March 7, 2008

Marshmallow can be yummy!

During our travels today... I stumbled on these yummy teeny pink and yellow ducklings.. Oh my gosh! They are yummy. I've never been a big fan of marshmallows... too sticky too sweet...well #3 is a big fan of marshmallows and since it's his birthday tomorrow I figured I would indulge him. We arrived home and let me tell you, these amazing confections are delicious.

I found these babies at well... can you guess? Okay..okay.. I'll tell ya... Williams Sonoma! Can you guess I looove this place? It actually wasn't my idea to go in there tonight, it was DH.

I found a scrumptious sounding recipe that I will have to try. It is from The French Laundry Cook book

3 envelopes of unflavored Knox gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cups corn syrup
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
Confectioners' sugar for dredging
PREPARATION: In the bowl of an electric mixer, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water. Soak for 10 minutes. Combine sugar, corn syrup, and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan.
Bring to a boil and boil hard for 1 minute. Pour boiling syrup into gelatin and mix at high speed. Add the salt and beat for 12 minutes. Add vanilla and incorporate into mixture. Scrape into a 9 x 9-inch pan lined with oiled plastic wrap and spread evenly. (Note: Lightly oil hands and spatula or bowl scraper). After pouring marshmallow mixture into the pan, take another piece of plastic wrap and press mixture into the pan.
Let mixture sit for a few hours. Remove from pan, dredge the marshmallow slab with confectioners' sugar and cut into 12 equal pieces with scissors (the best tool for the job) or a chef's knife. Dredge each piece of marshmallow in confectioners' sugar. Yield: 12 large marshmallows
Recipe Source: French Laundry Cookbook by Thomas Keller
Enjoy! and Happy Spring!

1 comment:

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

You are right! They do look sooooo yummy! Kinda like upscale designer "peeps"!!! Thank you for sharing. xoxo ~ Joy J.