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This is one of those "keeping it real" posts. I made marshmallows today for the first time. Some parts went well, some parts didn't...
I used THIS recipe from Martha Stewart because I was trying to make homemade peeps.
Here are my ingredients - really simple. Sugar, water, and unflavored gelatin.
Soak the gelatin in cold water.
Sugar and water, boiling to the soft-ball stage.
Combine sugar syrup with gelatin and blend for ten minutes. This is when I started...
This is at 5 minutes...
This is when it's finished at ten. See how it's holding its shape? Then I was put it in a pastry bag and I was supposed to pipe the shapes directly onto colored sugar. Here is where I had problems. Up to this point it was pretty straightforward/easy.
This is my first attempt at a peep. It's pretty pathetic looking. It was IMPOSSIBLE to get the marshmallow to pipe nicely :p
These are supposed to be bunnies. Don't laugh. Okay, you can laugh, but just don't tell me you did. After this I gave up. Piping marshmallow just wasn't working for me. As a result my kids are getting marshmallow worms in their baskets. They will probably think worms are cooler than chicks/bunnies anyway.
Will got to try a marshmallow. He thought the texture was kind of weird, but he ate the whole thing.
Have you ever had a recipe not turn out quite like you expected?