Advent story, day 17 – Homemade heaven

by Carol Browne on December 17, 2010 · 1 comment

in Edibles, Family and Buddies

Carol: So, Frank…tell me what you think about marshmallows.

Frank: Blech. So amateurish. So drugstore candy. So…cheap. Why would you even ask me? EW. I think I’m getting nauseas just thinking about them.

Carol: Even Peeps? You don’t even like those yellow little chicks with the crunchy sugar on it?

Frank: No. They are revolting.

Carol: Jeez. Okay. We get it. You don’t like marshmallows. That’s too bad, because my buddies, Cynthia & Lysa, made some homemade marshmallows and I thought you’d like to try them.

Frank: Gross.

Carol: You sure? They smell really good. The pink ones taste like candy canes.

Frank: Well, I do smell something nice. I might get close to them, but I doubt I’ll like them. You won’t tell Cynthia or Lysa, will you? I don’t want to hurt their feelings.

Carol: Nah…they’ll never know.

Frank: They do smell nice. Maybe I’ll try a teensy bit. But this really isn’t my thing.

Carol: Okay. Here you go.

Frank: Wow! These are amazing! Terrific! The texture is so silky! I love these marshmallows! I take everything back I just said!

Frank: Woohoo! I love these! Look at me in the clouds of marshmallow goodness!

Frank: You need to get me the recipe! We must make these! PLEASE!!!! I must have it!

Carol: No problem. Cynthia put it on her site. This is what you need:

2 1/2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Confectioners’ sugar (for dusting)

Then follow the directions right off her site with your Kitchen Aid! It looks pretty easy. Cynthia added peppermint extract to hers. YUM. Good stuff, right?

Frank: YES! Carol, Take my photo in the marshmallows! Woohoo! The glorious, glorious, heavenly marshmallows! Thank you for convincing me to try these! My life has completely changed! Woohoo!

Carol: Okay! Frank…look over here, YES! YES! YES! Give me more smize in the eyes! Nigel Barker is so jealous right now! Your fierceness is really shining through in the marshmallows. Bravo Frank!

Mike: What are you guys doing?

Carol: Come on in the marshmallows, Mike! I’ll take your photo with Frank in the majestic marshmallow pile.

TO BE CONTINUED…

*A big special thanks to Cynthia and her mom for helping me stage the marshmallow photo shoot, providing the marshmallows and coming up with the idea in the first place. Thanks guys!

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1 Cynthia December 17, 2010 at 10:06 am

LOL Frank was sooo excited! Though I can’t blame him on not liking them, those squeaky crusty store-bought kind are kinda yucky and off-putting. But homemade are an entirely different thing all together!

How lucky is he that he got to roll around in them! Mike you don’t know what you’re missing LOL! Tho’ you can still try them- just dig the little bag out of the big bag- mmmnomm!!

ps a hint about that recipe’s directions- you don’t need a candy thermometer nor to get the cooked mixture as hot as they say- just cook it ’til it boils & is clear- rather than cloudy as it starts off- and you’re good to go!

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