Saturday, February 06, 2010

It Happened Again

Complete Baking Total Failure. Yes that's redundant. No, I don't care.

I have always wanted to make my own marshmallows. Homemade marshmallows are so cool, they are fluffy and big and just yummier than store-bought. It's one of those recipes that looks hard to do, but really isn't. So naturally, I thought my skills were up to the task. Apparently not. Here's the basic process:

Cook sugar and corn syrup until 240 degrees, then add plain gelatin. While cooking, whip up egg whites. Mix the two. Pour in a pan. Cool, enjoy.

Now here's how mine went:
1. Cook sugar and corn syrup, measuring with a thermometer that only goes to 200. Hope for the best.

2. Whip up egg white that is a few days old because it was from the babka (which only needed yolks).

3. Wonder why the whites don't look as fluffy as they usually do, but go ahead on anyway.

4. Pour in a pan, and assume they are 1/4" thick now, but will magically puff up as they cool.

5. Realize the substance turned to rubber, and throw it out.

So there, you go! That's all it takes to make homemade marshmallows! Try it yourself in the future! Please don't involve me.

1 comment:

Karen M. said...