Monday, October 26, 2009

Home Made Marshmallows

It sounds so terribly simple doesn't it.

Making your very own marshmallows.

I certainly was sucked into believing that I too could make my very own yummy little marshmallows.

Now I would like to point out that I'm not overly fond of marshmallows. Of course I like them but I could go the rest of my life without them if pressed to do so.

It's just that I saw some blueberry marshmallows and was smitten. Totally smitten.

I did some research, found some blueberry flavoring, ordered it and found a wonderful recipe on Martha Stewart.com.

Bought myself a cute little beater with a whisk, as per recipe, and a new glass pan.

Lined up all my ingredients and managed to completely botch my first attempt with two swift strokes.

Okay, shrug it off...you can do this. Lined them up again and "carefully" read the directions again.

It went horribly wrong...horribly horribly wrong and I have something called "Marshmallow" to prove it.

Snort *giggle*

I admit I totally underestimated how gooey and stringy said mix was and how completely the stuff could glue 'things' together. Things like my fingers to the bowl, whisk, counter, nearby television and front door over 100 feet away.

Seriously, this is not a mutant skinned chicken.
Oh I can hear you all now, hey that's not blueberry! This monstrosity was my test run, oh yeah, I'm going to give it another go. I haven't learned a thing. I can just hear my High School Home Ec teacher cringing from here, hehe.

Want to see what a beautifully perfect home made blueberry marshmallow is supposed to look like? Have I ever got the etsy shop for you. She's got all kinds of amazing flavors in her shop and when my next 15 or so experiments fail as miserably as this first one did I shall see you all over there. MiaMallows is her shop name and aren't these just beautiful marshmallows?
I just hope she isn't horrified to find her beautiful marshmallows any where near the monstrosity above.

Of course I find a much more helpful youtube video AFTER the monstrosity was born.






2 comments:

Glorious Hats said...

Ah Ha Deb, perhaps a new sculpting medium? Thanks for sharing this, got me to smile... oh alright GRIN even. :D

Retro Vertigo said...

Look on the bright side, if you or someone you know should happen to break a bone, you could be a super hero by using your batch as a plaster cast stand-in! :D

That's story's equally a bummer as it is hilarious! Don't worry, you're certainly not the first, last or even worst person to COMPLETELY BUNGLE a Martha Stewart recipe!

Keep on trucking!