Feb 21

marshmallow practice

Over the holidays, Todd and I caught one of the last flights to arrive in New York before the snowstorm. However, we weren’t as lucky on our subsequent trip. A second winter storm struck the Midwest and delayed the next leg of our trip by 24 hours.

Because of the delay, Todd and I had more time to wander around Manhattan which wasn’t such a bad thing. We stumbled across this gem, Kitchen Arts & Letters, a culinary paradise. We bought an eclectic assortment of books from canning to chocolate to menu planning. Marshmallows: Homemade Gourmet Treats was the source of inspiration for this rainy Sunday afternoon project. Enjoy the pics!

marshmallows
looking out at a snowy, marshamallowy landscape
looking out at a snowy, marshamallowy landscape
the marshmallow product after cooling for four hours (probably the only time i've waited for something to cool).
the marshmallow product after cooling for four hours (probably the only time i've waited for something to cool).
the marshmallow is covered with powdered sugar and cornstarch to prevent sticking.
the marshmallow is covered with powdered sugar and cornstarch to prevent sticking.
we didn't have a pizza cutter the day we made this.  i ran across the street to the grocery store to pick up one.  the only pizza cutter they carried was $25!  i was really tempted to try my hand with a knife despite all of the recommendations.  however, i love the way the marshmallow reflects in the rotating blade in these pics.  that made it almost worth it.
we didn't have a pizza cutter the day we made this. i ran across the street to the grocery store to pick up one. the only pizza cutter they carried was $25! i was really tempted to try my hand with a knife despite all of the recommendations. however, i love the way the marshmallow reflects in the rotating blade in these pics. that made it almost worth it.
the making of a marshmallow
the making of a marshmallow
the dusting bowl
the dusting bowl
a marshmallow segment
a marshmallow segment
15 marshmallows waiting for some hot chocolate
15 marshmallows waiting for some hot chocolate
rainy day hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows
rainy day hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows
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