Since so many imitations of processed foods are mediocre at best, and me not being the most careful of cooks, I half expected my marshmallows to turn out a puddle of white goo on the counter that I would reluctantly allow my girls to lick up and sicken themselves upon (so it wouldn't be a total waste).
I was definitely encouraged when several of you on facebook mentioned having good experiences with marshmallow recipes, and the girls and I promptly set off to make our own.
(adapted from Martha Stewart)
1. Definitely tasty. Lighter and creamier than storebought marshmallows.
2. The red marbling did not work out so well for me. You can see that rather than artistic red swirls, I ended up with what looked a bit like a snowy battlefield.
3. Very fun process! It was fun to watch the sugar mixture foam up when we added the gelatin, fun to watch the Kitchen Aid poof up the glossy white marshmallow fluff. The girls also enjoyed cutting and rolling the marshmallows at the end.
4. Ever since we made them my mind has been racing, thinking of useful variations of this recipe. I've heard that coconut flavored marshmallows are very delicious roasted over a campfire. Apparently, cookie cutters can also be used to make fun shapes. We gave out these marshmallows as a gift to some friends and family along with some homemade White Chocolate Peppermint Hot Cocoa.