Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Marshmallow Worms

I'm linking up with two Tuesday carnivals: Tempt my tummy Tuesday by Blessed with Grace & Tasty Tuesday by Forever, Wherever.  Check em out!
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?


  1. Too cute ! Marshmellow worms will be just as good as bunnies, they are blessed to have a mommy to make homemade goodies for their Easter, have a very blessed Easter Sunday !

  2. I recently botched up fondue. We were making cheddar fondue and I read 1/4 tsp of Worcestershire sauce as 1/4 cup...oh yes. I added extra cheese and it turned out alright - but it wasn't what we had in mind.

  3. Wow, you actually made marshmallows homemade. Cool. So, they aren't exactly what you wanted. At least you tried. Way to go!! Thanks for sharing and linking up to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

  4. Hey! I saw you on "A Mom In Red High Heels"! I can't wait to see your new haircut!

  5. Cool recipe. And I commend you on your attempt at making the shapes.


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