I love marshmallows — who doesn’t? Soft, luscious, melt-in-your-mouth morsels of sugar…
Until a few months ago (read: before pastry school) I didn’t even know they could be one of those things you made at home. Mind, blown!
Of course, like many other kinds of candy and confections, there’s a reason why people tend to not make their own marshmallows — they’re equipment and precision-heavy, and, while not beyond the reach of any home cook, they require a staunch commitment to measure, time, watch, and multi-task with very little margin of error.
It’s no wonder that most people think it’s just easier to buy ’em at the store!
But, here’s the greatest thing about making your own candy — especially your own marshmallows — they’re like a blank canvas for flavour!
These were inspired by one of my fellow bloggers, daisy. She made raspberry-basil Italian cream soda a while back, and it really got the gears in my head turning.