Over the past year I’ve seen dozens of homemade marshmallow happenings in the virtual world. Some colored, some swirled, some flavored, some shaped – lots and lots of marshmallow happenings. I wanted to be a part of it, but no matter how many times I put it on my to-do list , they never seemed to be a happening in this kitchen.
By way of Cupcakes & Cashmere , I found this Martha Stewart marshmallow recipe and decided to give it a whirl.
I opted not to go the peppermint route and decided to make a more delicate mallow, one consisting of vanilla and hints of lemon. I added quarter teaspoons of vanilla extract and lemon extract until I reached my desired flavor (1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract). The quarter-teaspoon-at-a-time method will be my go-to for the next round, because there will be a next round! Almond, coffee, salted caramel – the possibilites are endless!
I packed up three bags: one for Skylar , one for the Lawson brothers , and one for my coworkers . And then the rave reviews starting pouring in. And that… Made me smile an extra large, jumbo puffed smile!