Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Making Marshallows

In preparation for our winter camp-out weekend in Georgia, I made marshmallows from scratch today. It's been a while since I dug out my candy thermometer, so I'd forgotten all the multitasking involved. While boiling the sugar and water to hard ball stage, I was simultaneously whipping the egg whites to soft peaks and softening the gelatin in a double boiler. It's no wonder I forgot to take pictures until the final product was achieved!

I beat these marshmallows extra long, so hopefully they will hold up on a stick over the fire (that's the downside of the homemade marshmallows; better flavor but inconsistent consistency). I'm stocking up on cinnamon graham crackers and chocolate squares, so it should be a great weekend!



  1. I love making marshmallows. I did a recipe that had some honey in it this year. It gave them a very rich flavor! Yummy!

  2. I tried making marshmallows a long time ago. They were a total flop! I think I didn't have a fast enough beater or something. I should give it a try with my new (well it's maybe 4 years old now) Kitchen-aid mixer. Thanks for the nudge! :)