Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ho Ho Huh?

It is 10:00 PM and I am waiting for my pan of corn syrup and sugar to reach 238 degrees so I can make homemade marshmallows for tomorrow mornings parties.

Let the Holiday madness begin!!


Update~~~

It is now 10:29 and the beautiful fluffy white goodness is in a jellyroll pan hardening up.

If it is easy to cut in the morning this is definitely a keeper recipe. It was SO easy.

If you make them let me tell you what worried me,. and then you will be able to do it stress free.

When you pour the boiling, 238 degree sugar/corn syrup mixture into the mixer bowl you end up with a watery grey stuff. It is totally gross looking. I was afraid I had scalded it. I mean, marshmallows are a perfect white....

They turned perfect white about 9 minutes into the beating time. Once it quit sloshing around and I could turn the mixer up nice and high.

Oh, and yeas, it tastes heavenly. I can't wait to sample the finished product tomorrow. Ella and Molly will be taking them to school to float in their hot chocolate while they have a quick Polar Express party. Tomorrow is one of those silly 2 hour days, so they will really only be there an hour and then...



woo hoo 3 weeks of Christmas holidays!!

6 comments:

Mother Goose said...

i have a marshmellow recipe stored away that I was going to make too! so, glad yours turned out. I never got around to making mine. Maybe, over the winter break.

Katie said...

Wow, I'd never thought about making marshmallows myself before! That sounds like something my daughter would love to help me with!

Shelane said...

does it tell something about what a culinary genius i am that it never crossed my mind that you could make marshmallow?

Heather said...

Thanks for the recipe!!! I am going to try these, they sound yummy!

~Nan said...

Never tried homemade marshmallows. Think I will. Just found your blog and have gotten lots of laughs. I'll be back often. Stop by my blog and say hi anytime!

Kristi said...

Did not know you could make marshmallows. That is amazing to me. Of course, I never knew you could make pancakes without pancake mix until Eric told me. Cooking is not one of my many talents. I think it's great that you can do that stuff. I bet your kids love it. Chas won't even eat toasted pop tarts anymore, because he says he doesn't like the burnt taste. He just eats them cold. Works for me.