Thursday, April 15, 2010

Alphabe Thursday, the letter "M








Boy, this week is flying by...Good Afternoon Mrs. Matlock it is Me, Melinda and I am here to do my Meme' on the letter M'....I brought you a nice musk melon to enjoy as a snack...

Mary Margaret got married in May to Mark.
for their first marriage meal she made him marshmallows
and found out his bite was worse than his bark.
Mark must be a meat and potato man....

Homemade marshmallows!








1 cup cold water divided
3 1/4 oz envelope unflavored gelatin
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp real vanilla extract
three cups powdered sugar sifted

Butter or spray a 13 x 9 pan and then like with parchment paper
sprinkle powdered sugar in bottom of the pan

Place 1/2 cup of water in a mixing bowl and sprinkle gelatin on top. Let stand for fifteen minutes...
In the meantime combine the rest of the ingredients except remaining powdered sugar and vanilla in a pan. stir over medium heat until it comes to a boil.
Cover pan and let it boil for three minutes without stirring to dissove sugar.
remove cover and attach a candy thermometer. Turn the heat on high and let boil without stirring until thermometer reaches 240 degrees....Slowly pour into mixing bowl with gelatin and water while running mixer on low.
Mix until it triples in size and gets stiff...It takes about 10 minutes. Add vanilla and mix it in...
Spread marshmallow in pan...it is sticky!!!! sprinkle more powdered sugar on top and let sit twelve hours. cut with a sharp knife. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.....

These are so good and the kids like to help with the mixing...(once the hot stuff is mixed in...)you can add food coloring and different extracts...Olivia likes them for her birthday parties colored pink...You also can dip half of them in melted white chocolate chips and then sprinkle with cute sprinkles...Oh yummy, love that sugar high!

15 comments:

Pat said...

Oh, WOW...that is a lot of sugar, isn't it???

Yarni Gras! said...

that sounds like the perfect thing for a cup of cocoa!

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Hi Melinda!

Love your ode to "M".

Sounds like a great recipe. Thanks for sharing with us.

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Hi Melinda!

Love your ode to "M".

Sounds like a great recipe. Thanks for sharing with us.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I just posted a similar recipe on one of my Tea Tuesdays. Yours sounds simpler, though. And I love that they always turn out square. And they are heavenly, heavenly, far better than anything you can buy. OK, loved the post and the marshmallows.

Christy said...

Ohhh the sweetness of it all! Yummy M post!

Viki said...

Sounds tasty. I'll have to copy the recipe.

Amanda said...

Wow! I had never even considered homemade marshmallows before! Sounds delicious!

Jo said...

Oh that sounds so sugarlicious! I might just have to try these!

Mumsy said...

Thanks for the recipe to make marshmallow. This is going to be fun making with the kids.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

My kids love the homemade marshmallows. I don't make them often because that is alot of sugar but they taste oh so good lol.

Prairiemaid said...

Wow, love the recipe for homemade marshmallows. That is so cool. Lots of sugar....but cool.;-)

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Have a wonderful weekend!

~Cheryl

Catherine said...

Some day I am going to try making my own marshmallows :) .
Fun M post!

Jenny said...

What a sweet stop on my little Alphabe-Thursday journey through the letter "M"!

I haven't attempted homemade marshmallows yet but it is always on my "someday" list!

Thanks for making Alphabe-Thursday so sweetly wonderful!

A+

Steph said...

Whoa, I have heard of home-made marshmallows before, but never had the nerve to attempt them. Fun M words, especially meme and Melinda :). Great post.