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!