Just in time for the rain, sleet, and snow that we may be getting tomorrow: a recipe for homemade marshmallows! When I told my mom that Chelsey and I were going to make homemade marshmallows, she asked, “Tricia, do you know how cheap marshmallows are?” No I don’t, but that’s not the point. What is the point, you ask? Well, it’s fun. Fun to make, fun to eat, and fun to find out exactly what makes a marshmallow.
We used a recipe from Sugarlaws. Take note of the nice, consistent marshmallow squares in her photo. Baffling. Our marshmallows refused to be molded. “Don’t box me in!” they said. Rather, they are quite reminiscent of ceiling acoustics, aka “popcorn.” Or cauliflower. What do you think? Not really appealing, but they taste good. And they are especially delicious in hot cocoa. Mmmm…they melt quickly and form a creamy layer that sits on top of the cocoa. But, because they melt so quickly, they don’t work too well for roasting.