Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Cardamom Marshmallows part 2

This morning I un-molded my marshmallows and cut them into squares perfect for floating on top of yummy hot beverages. They are so delicious! The perfect amount of flavor and a beautiful texture, they truly melt in your mouth.
A quick toss in powdered sugar to prevent sticking and they are ready to float on my morning coffee.
I gave a few away to my friend Ali from Pistol Stitched. She was working down the street and when I delivered them she promptly popped one in her mouth, so irresistible. M and I ate a few through out the day but the rest are for our dinner with friends on Wednesday. I'm sure they will enjoy this yummy treat in an evening cup of coffee.
I would highly recommend giving this tasty treat a try in your own kitchen, I think a box of these would make a super gift for your valentine! Imagine the flavor possibilities....

Monday, January 4, 2010

Cardamom Marshmallows part 1

This summer I had the pleasure of attending a show in Brooklyn where Whimsy and Spice was vending a few spots down from us and I made sure to bring home a package of their Cardamom Marshmallows which we enjoyed floating in hot cups of coffee for the next week. I have had the flavor in my memory ever since and so tonight decided to try my hand at making my own cardamom marshmallows to take to a dinner with friends on Wednesday night. I don't know if they will be quite the same but I'm excited to try them! I have done a bit of research on making marshmallows (yes, I am that girl) and most recipes seem to be pretty similar but the one I used tonight (no, it's not my first time....don't judge!) can be found here.You will need a candy thermometer to make these but other than that these are a pretty simple treat to make. The first time I made marshmallows it was a super sticky mess but this time went pretty smoothly. I'm not sure if it was due to the change of recipe or just that I knew what to expect and practice makes perfect! I added 1 tsp. of cardamom powder to the gelatin mixture at the beginning of the recipe.

Make sure to prepare your baking pan with parchment and lots of pam so the marshmallow mixture doesn't stick. You will have to leave it out overnight to dry, mine is on the counter as we speak so tomorrow I will let you know how the final product comes out.
I'm such a big fan of marshmallows, I could eat them straight from the bag and have been known to make hot chocolate purely for eating the warm gooey marshmallow topping, and then putting more on only to eat it right off again!
Tomorrow I will unmold them and toss in powdered sugar. Look forward to some better photos as well, my night photography isn't very good!