The Pontow Family Blog

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Martha Stewart eat your heart out...

So here I sit having just completed recipe 18 of my crazy Christmas baking. I am all about trying new recipes and this year I have done some homemade marshmallows. I guess I really did not think this one thru instead I thought "WOW this will be fun!". Yeah, not so much. So, in order to make this recipe you basically need 3 people or 3 sets of hands. There is no way I could have done this alone. To Chad this recipe was like an experiment because of the way the ingredients changed color and consistency. To me I just wanted it to be done. HA! I love to bake don't get me wrong, but not a fan of recipes that make huge messes and are so involved. :)

Well, I was thinking that these marshmallows would be more like a cookie marshmallow. But, it is not it is pretty much just a marshmallow. So, now I have a big bag containing a lot of marshmallows. HA! But, Meg has given her stamp of approval of them and said they taste great. So, I guess we will be having a lot of hot chocolate this winter.

One thing to note if you try to make marshmallows. If you don't put enough powder sugar in the pan. THEY WILL STICK. I couldn't figure out how to get powdered sugar on the sides of the pan, so that made things not so much fun. And after I cut them with a knife covered in powdered sugar, I had to coat them in more powdered sugar so that they would not stick together. In the future, I will just buy bags of marshmallows. :)

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