Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie: Marshmallows



I did it! I finally did it!

Every week I see all the cool kats posting their weekly Tuesdays With Dorie recipe together and I think, "I should do that". Well, now I am!

Being a young married college student, I haven't done too much baking yet. I can whip up a cupcake or limited selection of breads on my own, but marshmallows? Before this book I, didn't even realize they were even possible to make from scratch!

Turns out they're not too hard (although I did manage to burn the sugar syrup the first time), but yet very impressive (my favorite kind of dessert).

I ended up making half the batch plain, and half with cappuccino flavoring. Most likely all of them will be used for hot chocolate, as Oz still hasn't quite made up it's mind that it's spring and has decided to continue the showers of flurries.

Unfortunately, my research uncovered few articles extolling the health virtues of the common marshmallow (oddly enough). But I did find one article which showed that marshmallows could be a "viable option for saliva stimulation" used to "determine toddler cortisol concentrations". So, they're not all bad.

You can find this recipe at Judy's Gross Eats, and make sure to check out all the other fabulous marshmallows.

Clements AD, Parker CR Jr, Dixon WE Jr, Salley B.: Marshmallows used as saliva stimulant do not affect cortisol concentrations: finally a palatable alternative for toddler saliva collection. Dev Psychobiol. 2007 Nov;49(7):702-7.

20 comments:

Tygogal said...
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April said...

Your marshmallows look great floating in your cup of cocoa!!

Mary said...

as a fellow young-ish college student, I have to say well done!! welcome to the greoup!

Sarah said...

Welcome to the group! Glad to hear there are medicinal properties to these marshmallows...great job! They look great!

Rebecca said...

Welcome to TWD! I think everyone burned the first batch. That totally doesn't count. Great job!

Erin said...

Your marshmallows look great in that cup of hot chocolate! Welcome to TWD!

Dianne said...

I love your marshmallows a float in the hot chocolate. They look fabulous!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

That's a nice cup of hot chocolate, you've got there! Well done, welcome!

rebekka said...

Good job! This was my first TWD week too, wasn't it fun?

Annemarie said...

We tried ours with cocoa, too...YUM! Welcome aboard!

Angela said...

your new front page looks mahvelous! and all the great foodstuffs made me ravenous even though dinner was only an hour ago!

Beth G. said...

WOOHOO! Welcome to the group!! Your mallows look AWESOME, you did a great job!!

Donna said...

Weren't they delicious? Great job and welcome!

Natalie said...

Oh, great picture!

Blanchardlawn said...

I'm so jealous! Not only are you making your own bread & yogurt, but you suddenly have all these new insta-friends and are in some mysterious cult of Dorie that I have to google now. I miss hot chocolate!

Shari said...

And what are "cortisol concentrations"?? Sounds scary. Your marshmallows look yummy!

Hygeian Stew said...

Shari: cortisol is a corticosteroid hormone in your body often referred to as a "stress hormone". If affects many things from blood pressure to blood sugar, so it's levels have many applications.

Thanks for all the enthusiastic comments, I had a great time making the marshmallows!

barefootkitchenwitch said...

Those look lucious! Nice job!

Cecilia said...

I also didn't know that you could make marshmallows until I saw the recipe in the book.

Great job with the marshmallows and I hope that the cup of hot cocoa managed to keep you warm.

Brilynn said...

You won't be disappointed that you joined, Dorie's recipes are fabulous, I'm sure you'll enjoy them!