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Old 12-23-2007, 11:48 AM   #1
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Homemade marshmallows

I am making a dish for Christmas that uses marshmallows, and since I saw a cook on PBS cooking marshmallows last month, I decided to make my own. Here is the recipe I used, Homemade Marshmallows | Taste of Home Recipes. I made 1/2 the recipe and ended up with a 9x13 in. pan with marshmallows about 3/4 in. thick. This morning, I sliced them and dusted them with powdered sugar, and they are the best marshmallows I have ever had.

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Old 12-23-2007, 02:01 PM   #2
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Thanks Jet....I/We have never tried to make homemade marshmallows...This sounds like fun!.....And delicious!!!
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Old 12-23-2007, 07:22 PM   #3
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Instead of the powdered sugar, try toasted coconut next time - very tastey! I also dip 2 sides in chocolate, again yummy! We tried using crushed graham cracker in place of the powdered sugar and then dipping them, thinking it would taste like a s'more. Not quite but still good.
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Homemade marshmallows are wonderful, jet. I don't use powdered sugar on my marshmallows. I use cornstarch instead. I just cut my marshmallows and toss them in a huge bowl with cornstarch in it. They never stick. I made a batch of marshmallows for Christmas gifts this year and dipped them in chocolate fudge coating. Very yummy. There's also nothing like homemade marshmallows in hot chocolate.
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Old 12-27-2007, 01:28 PM   #5
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potato starch and icing sugar works well also, wet hands helps alot too. dani
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Old 12-27-2007, 02:05 PM   #6
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Well, now you won't be satisfied with the stuff from the supermarket!

Maida Heatter, in her "Book of Great Cookies," has a recipe for marshmallows that I used to make often for my dad, whose all-time favorite candy was bittersweet chocolate coated marshmallows.

Those marshmallows are heavenly!

Last month when I was staying at this 2-star chateau in Reims (the restaurant is also 2-Star (www.assiettechampenoise.com) the chef served a different flavored marshmallow every evening as part of the dessert degustation. The big favorites were the hazelnut and the coconut, but all were lovely. The marshmallow was served in a log-type chunk with a pair of scissors, so you could cut off as much or as little as you liked.
[He also served house-made cotton candy, house-made suckers, and the best, most upscale version of a Reese's cup any of us had ever had!]
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Old 12-28-2007, 06:44 AM   #7
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On Christmas morning, the marshmallows were all stuck together but I was able to pull them apart with only minor difficulties. Next time, I think that I will give them a second dusting of powered sugar or corn starch a few hours after the first.
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