Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Sometimes Reality ...

Sometimes reality is funnier than anything fabricated.



Fabiola's alter ego had something of a grocery shopping melt-down a few days ago. That she happened to be recording audio entries from the grocery store at the time, well, means that Fabiola doesn't have to think of a subject for this evening's blog entry.



It started here:



And ended here:



DrHGuy - thought the whole thing was amusing enough to look-up a recipe and send it along.





Marshmallows


1/4 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup confectioners sugar
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/3 cup water
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract



Sift the cornstarch and confectioners sugar into a bowl. Lightly grease an 8x8-inch square baking pan and sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the cornstarch-and-sugar mixture into it. Tilt the pan to coat the sides and the bottom. Leave any excess in the pan.


Sprinkle the gelatin into the water in a small saucepan and let soak for five minutes. Add the granulated sugar and stir over low heat until the gelatin and sugar dissolve.
In the large bowl of an electric mixer, combine the gelatin mixture, corn syrup, salt and vanilla and beat for 15 minutes on high speed, until peaks form.


Spread the fluffy mixture in the prepared pan and smooth the top. Leave for two hours or until set.
With a wet knife, cut the marshmallow mixture into quarters and loosen around the edges. Sprinkle the remaining cornstarch-and-sugar mixture on a baking sheet and invert the marshmallow blocks onto it. Cut each quarter into nine pieces and roll each one in the starch and sugar.


Place the marshmallows on a cake rack covered with paper towels and let them stand over night to dry the surface slightly. Store airtight; the marshmallows will keep for a month.




Credit where credit is due -- this recipe came from:



http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/question128.htm



Next: Fabiola's recipe for chocolate marshmallow ice cream.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whoever come up with that one had way too much time on their hands.

Fabiola said...

Gasping! Fabiola has made her own marshmallows! It used to be the only way to get marshmallows in festive shapes (besides peeps, of course). Peeps are marshmallow perfection. Anony, do you like peeps?

Anonymous said...

One way to ruin anything is to goo it up with marshmallows and your getting fancy with it - good grief - thankfully i've never heard of a peep!

Anonymous said...

What am I sayin - anything homemaid by the Fab - I wouild eat it and I would like it!