The Life List: #11 – Make Homemade Marshmallows

I keep forgetting to post this, but last week I crossed another task off the Life List when I made homemade marshmallows!  It was actually a lot easier than I thought.  I was expecting some difficulty, but it was actually pretty simple.  I used this recipe from one of my favorite food blogs, Smitten Kitchen, and they turned out wonderfully.  I don’t have a kitchen thermometer, so I kind of just estimated when I was boiling the sugar, which was risky, but it turned out fine.

The only thing I would say is that definitely don’t skimp on the powdered sugar.  I don’t think I put enough powdered sugar in the pan, so it look a little prying to get them out when they were done.  But I eventually did, and with minimal damage.  I don’t think you could overdo the powdered sugar, so be generous.

The BFG loved them, and we’ve been putting them in cocoa and eating them with ice cream.  They’re not too sweet, which is nice.

What’s next?  Hopefully I’ll be taking a ride on the Staten Island ferry at some point this week!!


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